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Beefed up patrols yields burglary arrests

Boca Raton, FL – On Monday, May 7, Boca Raton Police officers were conducting surveillance in and around St. Andrews Boulevard due to a recent rash of burglaries. At close to 10:00 in the morning, an officer saw a white Mazda heading northbound on St. Andrews Blvd., then make a u-turn at the 3700 block and proceed southbound past the officer. About five minutes later the car again drove north on St. Andrews and made the same u-turn. This time the officer followed the car.

The Mazda went west on NW 31st Street and pulled into a driveway. As the officer drove by, he saw two males, later identified as Jerquian Brown and Markell Hollis, standing next to the garage door on the west side of the home. The two suspects saw the officer’s car and ran back to their car and got into the passenger side. As the driver was backing out of the driveway the officer stopped the car. When the officer approached the car, he saw Brown reach toward the side pocket on the passenger door. The driver of the car was identified as Randy Sanders.

All three suspects gave conflicting accounts of why they were in the area and what they were doing next to the house. When officers checked the house, they found fresh pry marks on the door the suspects were seen standing near. The homeowner told officers the marks were not there the day before. In the front passenger pocket of the car, officers found gloves and a screwdriver.

Officers charged Brown, Hollis, and Sanders with attempted burglary to a structure and possession of burglary tools. Sanders was also charged with driving with a suspended license and Brown had two active warrants.

Arrested:

jbrown hollis sanders

Jerquian Brown             Markell Hollis                Randy Sanders
DOB 10/17/1993           DOB 08/07/1989            DOB 03/03/1990
Boynton Beach, FL       Boynton Beach, FL        Boynton Beach, FL