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Boca Raton Police arrest suspects in “rock” car breaking into cars

Boca Raton, FL – On February 18th while conducting surveillance in the parking lot of LA Fitness on Technology Way, officers observed a silver Hyundai pull into the parking garage of the business and circle around several times. The driver passed empty parking spaces until he finally backed into a spot near the entrance of the garage.

A check of the tag showed the car was stolen out of Broward County. Several officers approached the car and immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Both occupants were removed from the car and questioned. The first suspect, Devin Salley, told officers the car he was driving was a “rock car”, a vehicle that is exchanged for drugs. Salley couldn’t provide the names or addresses of people he was supposedly visiting in the city. After more questioning, Salley told officers he came to Boca Raton to break into cars, and said there was a window punch under the front seat.

The other occupant, Xavier Nelson, also couldn’t offer a reason for his presence in the city. After repeated questioning Nelson stated “Come on Sarge, you know what’s up and I’m going to jail.” A search of the car turned up numerous items that were reported stolen from cars in the city of Boca Raton the day prior. Items included five cell phones, a wallet, driver’s license, credit cards, a Coach gift card, a purse and other items.

Nelson and Salley were both charged with Burglary/Theft from Auto, Vehicle Theft, Possession of Marijuana, Loitering & Prowling and Possession of Burglary Tools.

nelsonxavier    salleydevine
Xavier Nelson            Devin Salley
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