Press Release



 
Subject: Vehicle Burglary; Felony Theft; Fraudulent Use of Credit Card x2; Identity Theft x2; Possession of Stolen Credit Card x2.
Incident Type:
Incident Date/Time 2/1/2019 3:00:00 PM
Expire Date/Time 2/28/2019 3:00:00 PM
Location: 7600 Block of 4th Ave Dr NW. Bradenton, FL
Case Number: 2019-001822
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Person/Suspect Info

Case Number: 2019-001822

Incident Type: Vehicle Burglary; Felony Theft; Fraudulent Use of Credit Card x2; Identity Theft x2; Possession of Stolen Credit Card x2.

Business/Subdivision: Indian Springs

Location: 7600 Block of 4th Ave Dr NW. Bradenton, FL Zone: W60

Suspect(s): Charles Mobley Jr. Race/Sex: B/M Suspect(s) D.O.B:12-07-1988



Synopsis: In the last two weeks deputies have noticed a gradual increase in vehicle burglaries in the north west Bradenton area, within a two mile radius. The method of operation has been the same; during the early morning hours unknown subject(s) target unlocked vehicles, the vehicles are rummaged through, unsecured personal items are taken, stolen credit cards, if any, are used within an hour from the theft at similar business locations.



On 01-30-2019 Using a list of locations and amounts where the cards were used detectives developed a person of interest was which matched another vehicle burglary case (19-1938)



On 02-01-19 Through investigative techniques deputies in our Community Policing Unit positively identified Charles Mobley Jr as the same subject caught on surveillance footage committing the fraudulent transactions.



Deputies from several zones coordinated efforts and located a vehicle believed to be driven by Charles Mobley Jr. Aviation followed the vehicle until Mobley was confirmed to be in the target vehicle. A take down was conducted and Mobley was arrested without incident.



During this investigation property was recovered that will lead to additional charges from other vehicle burglary trends. The investigation is ongoing. 

(Attached booking image from previous arrest / check ManateeSheriff.com later for current mug.) 

Link to arrest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YeAw22NBg&feature=youtu.be