Investigators have captured a 36-year-old Georgia man who deputies said burglarized a vehicle and stole a credit card in Jacksonville.
Deputies said Brandon John Hicks broke into a vehicle on July 7 around 4 a.m. and stole a wallet along with other items from that vehicle.
Video evidence shows Hicks using the victim's credit card at a local Walmart a few hours after the burglary was committed, deputies said.
Hicks was seen leaving the store in a 2013 Kia Optima, which deputies identified as his vehicle. He then went to a Gate Gas station in Jacksonville and tried to use the victim's credit card to purchase gas, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.
Hicks also tried to sell a stolen Panasonic Toughbook laptop on Facebook Marketplace, deputies said. Deputies were able to him identify Hicks via his Facebook profile photos and saw that he had the same tattoos seen in the surveillance video, according to the police report.
Deputies contacted Hicks to meet up and see the laptop. When they met, they arrested him.
Hicks admitted to knowing the laptop was stolen and said that he works with a friend who steals products and he sells them, so they can split a profit, according to the police report.
Hicks faces felony charges for dealing in stolen property and burglarizing a vehicle along with a misdemeanor charge for petit theft less than $300, according to the sheriff's office.
Further investigation by deputies shows that Hicks may have been involved in at least ten other burglaries along the First Coast and could be facing charges with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for crimes that he committed.