The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that Robert Hobby, 41, and Marcus Reeves, 23, who deputies described as “this week’s dumbest criminals,” have been arrested on 14 charges combined, all in relation to Grand Theft and Burglaries.
According to the reports, the two suspects, Hobby and Reeves, went on a burglary spree, breaking into convenience stores, stealing cigarettes and lottery tickets.
“Now being a thief already makes you dumb, but that isn’t why they are this week’s ‘Dumbest Criminals,'” via Facebook post of the Sheriff”s Office about the crimes.
Authorities said that the two were smoking cigarettes inside the stores while cameras were watching. Moreover, they left behind a shoe, tools, and one of them even left his wallet with his driver’s license.
In the investigation, the two suspects confessed their crime when the Marion County Sheriff’s Office reportedly knocked on his door.
Deputies have arrested both men.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook post:
THIS WEEK’S “DUMBEST CRIMINALS”
Meet 41-year-old Robert Hobby and 23-year-old Marcus Reeves, they have been arrested for a total of 14 charges combined, all in reference to Grand Theft and Burglaries.
Now being a thief already makes you dumb, but that isn’t why they are this week’s “Dumbest Criminals.” You see these two went on a burglary spree inside the city limits of Ocala and out here in the county. They were breaking into convenience stores, stealing cigarettes and lottery tickets, BUT while doing this, they were smoking cigarettes inside the stores while the cameras were watching. But that still isn’t the best part, because we didn’t need the cameras to identify them…you see when they left the stores, they left their shoe, their tools and Marcus left his wallet with his Driver’s License.
So we went to his house and knocked on the door…he confessed…both were arrested and are now in the Gold Star Hotel.