TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa police have arrested a man accused of searching for cars to burglarize in several Tampa neighborhoods.
- Tampa PD arrest man accused of targeting unlocked vehicles
- Burglaries occurred in several Tampa neighborhoods
- Demetrius Marshall charged with 3 counts of auto burglary
Demetrius Marshall, 40, is accused of burglarizing several cars within five days.
Marshall was caught on surveillance video on Sept. 1 breaking into a vehicle in the 1000 block of West Ohio Avenue in the Riverside Heights neighborhood just before 2 a.m.
Marshall can be seen riding his bike in the area and stopping to pull on the door handles of several parked cars in front of a home. Police say he was able to get inside of a minivan and a sedan across the street. He was seen on video leaving the area on his bike after rummaging through both vehicles.
He was arrested five days later after a homeowner spotted him trying to break into a car near 113 West Curtis Street around 4:50 a.m.
Police said the homeowner called 911 while the burglary was taking place and officers were able to locate Marshall a few blocks away near North Highland Avenue and West Violet Street.
Marshall is charged with three counts of auto burglary and two counts of attempted auto burglary.