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Florida men arrested for car break-in, using stolen credit cards in Hanover

Sheriff 'incredibly proud of quick response and teamwork'
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Posted at 4:07 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 16:07:09-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Three Florida men have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a car in and then using stolen credit cards in a Hanover County grocery store earlier this week.

Deputies with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office were called to the 6300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike for a reported theft from a car Tuesday.

Investigators said the the victim’s vehicle had a window broken out and property was stolen.

"The victim advised deputies that their credit cards had already been used at a nearby grocery store," officials said. "Deputies immediately began to canvass the area and located an individual walking out of a grocery store with only a gift card."

When deputies questionedthe man, they spotted a car "leaving the parking lot in a reckless manner" and pulled over the vehicle, according to officials.

"During the course of the stop, numerous tools consistent with breaking out a window were observed in the vehicle," deputies said. "A search of the vehicle was conducted and personal property belonging to the victim was located."

Deputies arrested the driver, passenger and the man they were questioning in the parking lot.

As a result, 27-year-old Markeith D. Mobley of Pocono Beach, 24-year-old Mark A. Girly of Fort Lauderdale and 24-year-old Darien A. Martin of Fort Lauderdale were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Larceny (F), Possession of Burglary Tools (F), Obtaining Money by False Pretenses (F), Credit Card Theft (F), Credit Card Fraud (F) and Criminally Receiving Stolen Goods (F).

The suspects are being held at Pamunkey Regional Jail.

“I am incredibly proud of the quick response and teamwork by our deputies," Hanover County Sheriff Col. David R. Hines said. "Their thoroughness and decisive action led to a swift resolution in this case. We will now work closely with the Hanover Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to ensure a successful prosecution."

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