If you’re plan to rob a business then pick one where you’re not a regular customer.
It’s also helpful if you don’t leave your calling card, such as a job application using your real name – that you had just filled out.
On Tuesday morning, Ocala cops responded to Martin Oil after getting a report that the store had just been robbed, according to a news release from the Ocala Police Department.
Officers were told that the suspected bandito was a known, regular customer who had, in fact, just filled out a job application prior to the holdup, police said.
Luckily, the store still had the application, on which the suspect had written his name.
The clerk from the store also told cops that while Anthony Dwayne Thomas had been standing at the counter filling out the job application for employment, he had reached across the counter into the clerk’s area, opened a drawer and swiped some cash from inside the drawer before fleeing the scene. the release stated.
When cops found Thomas just blocks from the store, the 33-year-old Ocala man immediately ran away from an officer who had approached him, officers said.
After a short pursuit, Thomas was taken into custody and positively identified as the thief, the release stated.
Thomas also reportedly had the stolen cash in the pocket of his shorts.
The 33-year-old man is charged with one count of Burglary, one count of Petit Theft – Retail and one count of Resisting with Violence.