Bradenton Beach police arrest man for burglary, arson
Bradenton Beach Police arrested Robert Molter, 27, of Myakka City, after
Molter allegedly stole numerous items from a Ford pickup
truck that had been parked at 100 Bridge Street on Sept. 2 and then set
the pickup on fire.
The arrest report
of Molter said the vehicle was parked in the north parking lot at that
removed several large speakers, two amplifiers, a Gucci wallet with $100, three
pairs of Nike tennis shoes, sunglasses and two school books, according to the
report by Bradenton Beach Police Detective Sgt. Lenard Diaz said it must have
taken some time to remove all the items.
The items were taken to Molter's Volkswagen
Jetta, according to the report.
items were removed, the pickup was set on fire. The fire burned the front passenger
seat, the carpet and the roof liner. The fire extinguished itself, due to lack
of oxygen, Diaz wrote.
vehicle was parked illegally in front of Oma's Pizza, but he couldn't move it
himself because he had a suspended license, according to one officer. So, BBPD
had it towed, and Molter didn't have money to pay for the tow truck to take it
to his residence.
Diaz connected Molter to the scene of the crime. The victim positively identified
the items in Molter's vehicle as belonging to him.
Molter was charged with
burglary and arson.