Cocoa Police Detectives Assist FDLE Agents in Dealing in Stolen Property Case That Results in Two Arrests
By Space Coast Daily // September 25, 2019
Marco Antonio Melendez-Recinos of cocoa and Anny Rosario of Merritt Island arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested Marco Antonio Melendez-Recinos, 35, of 124 Grimes Street in Cocoa, for three counts of dealing in stolen property, one count of conspiracy to deal in stolen property and one count of unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
Anny Rosario, 33, of 100 Pacific Place in Merritt Island, was also arrested on five counts of dealing in stolen property, one count conspiracy to deal in stolen property and one count of unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
According to Cocoa Police Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez, information was received that different “mom and pop” convenience stores, including the A.R. Cocoa Meat Market LLC, located at 805 Fiske Boulevard in Cocoa, and the Mobil Mart, located at 1500 Harrison Avenue in Titusville, were purchasing stolen merchandise from individuals that would steal it from major retail stores.
“FDLE, along with the Cocoa Police Department and investigators from Sam’s Wholesale Club, Target, Lowes, Walgreens, CVS and Winn Dixie, began the investigation in May 2019,” said Martinez.
The stolen merchandise included health and beauty products, cartons of cigarettes, electronic items including large-screen television sets, Playstation 4 operating systems and laptop computers.
These items were presented as stolen property and sold to the business owners and/or employees at a far reduced price.
The merchandise was either sold out of their business or purchased for personal use.
Melendez-Recinos and Rosario were booked into the Brevard County Jail and the Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit, will prosecute this case.
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