BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As we first reported yesterday, Boca Raton Police took down an alleged burglar just minutes after a victim called for help. The owner of the home on Camino Real returned home to find a broken bedroom window and a bicycle in the front yard.
An undercover officer was already in the area and found Marcus Hunter, 20, who was allegedly bleeding and in possession of the victim’s credit cards and other personal items.
From the affidavit of probable cause:
I then conducted a search of Hunter`s person during which other debit cards and bank slips belonging to (the victim) were found, including the card originally found, the following items were on Hunter`s person: 1) A Florida Debit Visa Card bearing (the victim’s) name, the last four digits were xxxx. 2) A Wells Fargo Debit Visa bearing (the victim’s) name, the last
four digits were xxxx. 3) A USAA Master Card belonging to (the victim), the last four digits were xxxx. 4) Four Wachovia bank slips belonging to (the victim). 5) 1 Wachovia bank booklet belonging to (the victim). 5) A white rock (weighing 89.80 grams). 6) A Kyocera cellular telephone belonging to (the victim). 7) A pair of black gloves. 8) A green “Mighty Match” lighter belonging to (the victim). 9) Other miscellaneous papers.
When I went to (the victim’s)` residence I observed a broken out window on the east side of the residence, blood on the front door just below the door knob on the outside and a burnt object on the bathroom floor. Officer Cagno advised me that the burnt item had been smoldering when he arrived on scene. See Officer Cagno`s supplement for further.
Additionally, Crime Scene Technician Copes responded to process the scene, see her supplement for further. I spoke with (the victim) on scene; she told me that she left her residence at approximately 1210 hours and returned home around the time of the call. (the victim) advised that when she went to open her front door she was unable to do so and believed someone was inside holding it shut. After backing away from the front door she noticed the broken window on the side of the house and the abandoned bicycle at which time
she called 911.
Hunter was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail where he remains.