Police arrest Michigan man for Holmes Beach thefts

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Serrels III

A man from Michigan is accused of two Labor Day weekend thefts on Marina Drive.

Roscoe Serrels III, 60, allegedly entered Four Seasons Nails & Skin Care at 11:47 a.m. Sept. 2 and stole $5 in quarters from the cash register.

Serrels next walked to Jessie’s Island Store and stole a Mike’s Harder Lemonade, according to HBPD reports.

Holmes Beach Police Officers Mike Walker and Jason Higgins arrested Serrels in the parking lot of Wells Fargo bank at Marina and Gulf drives for burglary to the nail salon and thefts from the salon and Jessie’s.

He was transported to Manatee County jail.

The salon operator’s husband told police the door to the business was mistakenly left open and a remote video surveillance system sent him an alert when Serrels entered the salon.

According to Walker’s police report, Serrels confessed to the burglary at the nail salon, but told police he purchased the beverage from Jessie’s.

However, a review of the video from a surveillance camera at Jessie’s, 5424 Marina Drive, allegedly showed Serrels taking the beverage, valued at $2.40, and leaving the store without paying after he exchanged the quarters for a $5 bill.

Serrels was assigned a $1,740 bond and remains in jail pending arraignment in 12th Circuit court.