Man arrested for multiple burglaries
Boca Raton, FL – On Friday, August 24, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a burglary to a residence that occurred to an apartment at 2929 South Ocean Boulevard.
Officers met with the resident who had just returned from vacation. The victim told officers that when she returned home, she discovered numerous items from inside her apartment were stolen and subsequently sold at a local antique shop. The victim and the antique shop employee were able to determine a friend of hers, Paul Rogers, had sold her belongings. The victim told officers she gave Rogers, whom she met about six weeks ago, a key to her apartment, in case of an emergency. Detectives confirmed with the antique store employee that Rogers was the person who sold him the victim’s belongings.
On Wednesday, August 29, detectives spoke with Rogers, who was in the Palm Beach County Jail on unrelated charges. Rogers admitted to entering the victim’s home while she was out of town. He also said he took and sold her belongings.
Detectives also linked Rogers to a burglary to a Mobil gas station that occurred on July 18. At about 2:00 a.m., officers found several windows of the gas station, located at 1 East Camino Real, smashed out. The scene was processed and several latent prints were recovered. One print was later identified as belonging to Paul Rogers. On Wednesday, August 29, detectives also asked Rogers about the burglary to the Mobil gas station. Rogers admitted to breaking into the gas station to obtain alcohol.
Detectives charged Rogers with one count of burglary for the Mobil gas station and burglary, grand theft, and dealing stolen property for the crime at 2929 S. Ocean Blvd.
Paul G. Rogers