HB man faces felony charge for vehicle burglary

A 25-year-old Holmes Beach man remained in custody after allegedly burglarizing a vehicle Jan. 28.

A Bradenton Beach woman in the 2500 block of Avenue B heard the sound of a car door closing in the vicinity of her driveway, according to the probable cause affidavit. When she went to investigate, she found the inside light of her vehicle was on and a GPS system was missing.

A witness came over and informed the victim that he saw a man walking by with the GPS in his hand and he had pursued the man.

According to the witness, he caught up to Erik Hall and the two men engaged in a physical altercation, at which time the witness retrieved the stolen property. The witness provided the police with a description of the man and a direction of his travel, which was toward Holmes Beach.

The officer notified the Holmes Beach Police Department and Hall was arrested in the 3300 block of East Bay Drive.

Hall was booked into the Manatee County jail on a felony burglary charge and held on $1,500 bond. As of Islander press time, he remained in custody.

Hall is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

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