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Delivery man IDs beer burglar

Boca Raton, FL – On Monday, October 24, at about 8:40 in the morning, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a burglary to a delivery truck parked behind the Publix, 7431 North Federal Highway.

Michael Kelly, a driver with Gold Coast Beverage, told officers he was making a delivery to Publix and had left the rear of his truck unsecured. Kelly said before he made his delivery, he noticed a male looking into vehicles in the parking lot. When Kelly returned to his truck, he saw the same male hiding in nearby bushes holding something in his hand. When the male saw Kelly watching him, he dropped what he was holding, and started walking away. When the male saw Kelly using his phone, he began running. Kelly then went to his truck and noticed a case of Miller Lite beer was missing.

Officers quickly arrived in the area and one officer saw the male running across the railroad tracks toward a residential area. Officers searching the residential area spoke with a group of school children who were waiting for the bus. One child pointed to a home on Lariat Circle and said he saw the suspect running toward it. Officers made contact with a male juvenile resident identified as William Vassor. Vassor said he had just woken up and had missed the bus, however, he appeared very alert. Kelly identified Vassor as the person who stole the beer from his truck.

Officers arrested Vassor and charge him with burglary to a conveyance. While Vassor was being processed at the Boca Raton Police Department, he became enraged and punched a hole in the wall of the booking facility. Vassor was also charged with criminal mischief.



William Vassor
16 years old
Boca Raton, FL