Two suspects have been arrested in the theft of a $40,800 camper from an RV storage facility in Wildwood, northwest of Orlando in central Florida.
The 2022 camper was stored in early May at My RV Storage/Compass Storage, according to an arrest report from Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. It went missing two weeks later.
Thanks to video surveillance at the storage facility, 30-year-old Curtis William Murphy of Altamonte Springs and 32-year-old Victoria Zipperer Coleman of Orlando were identified as suspects by comparing the surveillance images to their driver’s license and social media photos. Coleman has previously been convicted of theft charges in Chatham County, Georgia.
Murphy and Coleman were picked up not far from the vehicle-storage facility. Murphy was arrested on a felony charge of theft and a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $5,100 bond.
Coleman was arrested on a felony charge of theft. The Georgia native was also booked at the jail, where a hold has been put on her custody by the State of Georgia.
RV and boat storage experts remind owners and operators of recreational vehicle storage facilities to ensure tenants maintain insurance policies. In addition, it’s imperative to have security systems in place, including surveillance video systems, which proved valuable in leading to an arrest in this camper theft.