Melbourne Police Arrest Suspected Car Burglar

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Police arrest Ian Lee Galliers

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ABOVE MAP: The Melbourne Police  received the call at 10:05 p.m. last night from a witness who said he saw a white male attempting to burglarize a vehicle on Diplomat Drive near Watkins Ave.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police arrested Ian Lee Galliers, 24, last night after an eyewitness to suspicious activity in his neighborhood helped Melbourne Police capture the suspected car burglar, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Melbourne Police arrested Ian Lee Galliers, 24, last night after an eyewitness to suspicious activity in his neighborhood helped Melbourne Police capture the suspected car burglar, according to the Melbourne Police Department. (BCSO image)

Melbourne Police arrested Ian Lee Galliers, 24, last night after an eyewitness to suspicious activity in his neighborhood helped Melbourne Police capture the suspected car burglar, according to the Melbourne Police Department. (BCSO image)

The Melbourne Police  received the call at 10:05 p.m. last night from a witness who said he saw a white male attempting to burglarize a vehicle on Diplomat Drive near Watkins Ave.

The caller described the suspect and location, and MPD Officers responded to the area and observed the suspect inside a vehicle, and when verbally challenged, the suspect fled on foot. After a short pursuit, Galliers was apprehended and taken into custody without incident.

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

According to the Melbourne Police, Galliers confessed to several vehicle burglaries in the area from which he gained money, credit cards and electronics. All stolen property was returned to the owners.

The suspect was charged with burglary of a conveyance and grand theft.The Melbourne Police Department would like to remind everyone to lock their car doors when left unattended. A majority of thefts from vehicles are a result of suspects pulling multiple car door handles, searching for the ones that are unlocked.

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