Cape twins burglarize North Fort Myers High School

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The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested a set of twin brothers for burglary.

Deputies said identical twins Douglas and David Null burglarized North Fort Myers High School and committed larceny this month.

The 19-year-old duo, along with another unidentified teen, are suspects for car burglaries in the area near the school.

Southwest Florida Crimestoppers released surveillance photos of the Null twins and their accomplice last week. The photos were taken from cameras inside North Fort Myers High.

Wednesday, the brothers appeared before a Lee County judge together. Their guardian bailed them out and told neighbors he let the pair sit in jail for a night to learn their lesson.

The guardian is a man from Cape Coral and is not the twins' biological father. He is their legal guardian and roommate.

Neighbors said the boys told them they were living in the woods before their guardian them came along. 

Wednesday after our story aired, Vanessa Null reached out to NBC2. Null is the adoptive mother of the twins and said Douglas and David were both cared for in a loving home until they turned 18. 

After that, the boys made their own decisions and did have options to return home if they wanted.

She and her family officially adopted the twins in 2010 and cared for them along with her three biological children in Cape Coral.

Null can't say for sure if Douglas and David were homeless at any point after they turned 18, but said it is a possibility.

She plans to attend their next court date on Nov. 7.

 

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