Here’s a new twist to crooks breaking in, stealing all your good stuff and then hocking it on the streets or to a pawn shop: This Interlachen trio apparently decided to use technology and a social networking website to do their wheeling and dealing.
The trio is accused of breaking into a home near Palatka to take pics of the home’s contents and then posting those pics on a Facebook page, advertising the items as being available for sale, according to a news release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
They would then wait for a buyers to cherry-pick whatever they wanted and then would return to the home to swipe the item for the buyer.
That plan may have worked for them until they met up with a potential buyer who was interested in buying a refrigerator they had photographed and listed for sale. The trio arranged to meet the buyer at the home to facilitate the purchase, according to deputies.
But a concerned neighbor foiled their plan and called cops when the trio of suspicious men entered the home, according to the report.
Deputies soon arrived and formed a perimeter around the home, securing it and rounded up three suspects. One suspect, Jordan Christopher Green fled on foot out the back door and was quickly apprehended. The other suspects, Carlos Adolfo Rivera and Leandre Taylor Bradley Green were taken into custody without incident, the release stated.
Carlos Rivera, 27, and Leandre Green, 25, were arrested on Charges of Burglary and Grand Theft. Jordan Green, 25, was arrested on the same charges and an additional charge of Resisting an Officer without Violence.