Burglar caught “red handed”
Boca Raton, FL – On Wednesday, January 15, at about 1:35 p.m., Boca Raton Police officers responded to a report of a residential burglary that was in progress in the 1000 block of West Camino Real.
The resident told officers that she left her home at about 12:10 p.m. and when she returned home, she was unable to open her front door. She believed someone was inside the home holding the door shut. As the resident backed away from the front door, she saw a broken window on the side of her home and a bicycle seemingly abandoned in the neighbor’s yard. She called 911 and when responding officers checked the victim’s home, they discovered blood on the front door, near the broken window and on a folder in the home.
A Tactical Team officer saw a male, later identified as Marcus Hunter, on the sidewalk about a half mile from the burglary. Hunter was looking around suspiciously, so the officer stopped to speak with him. The officer asked Hunter for identification and as Hunter began removing items from his pockets, the officer saw a debit card with the name “Gayle,” on it. Hunter told the officer he did not know the owner of the card. The officer also noticed that Hunter’s hand was bleeding, and he had leaf litter and grass on his shirt. The officer was told the burglary victim’s name was Gayle and several debit cards were missing from her home.
When officers questioned Hunter, he admitted to burglarizing the home. Officers arrested Hunter and charged him with burglary to a structure. When officers searched Hunter, they discovered several other debit cards and miscellaneous paperwork belonging to the victim.