One Florida couple may want to rethink what they put on social media, as a few posts led to their arrest.
According to a report from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, Andrew Koerner called police about a theft at his Deltona home. He told deputies he noticed the doors to a toolbox on his truck were open and that various items, worth thousands of dollars, were missing. Koerner said some of the tools belonged to his employer, Ring Power Corp., and were worth roughly $600.
On Sunday, Koerner called 911 again to report that he was surfing the Internet and noticed some items that looked mighty familiar on two separate social media sites. Detectives then made an offer on one of the suspicious items, an air hammer, and set up a meeting to conduct the sale.
Ian Way, 27, was arrested at the Racetrac gas station in Deltona after detectives found the victim’s hammer in his vehicle. Way was charged with burglary of a conveyance and grand theft under $5,000.
When officers went to Way's home to look for the rest of Koerner's stuff, the suspect's girlfriend was there.
Jessica Ryan, 30, was also arrested after deputies discovered she was posting more stolen items for sale.
Both Way and Ryan remain behind bars at the Volusia County Branch Jail.
According to the VCSO report, a search warrant was executed and even more stolen property was discovered, not just Koerner's. Prescription narcotics were also found.
Anyone with information about this burglary or the suspects is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office nonemergency number at 386-248-1777. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 888-277-8477 (TIPS), westopcrime.com; you could be eligible for a cash reward.
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