Gainesville Police arrested a local man Tuesday who reportedly stole from Satchel’s Pizza twice in the span of a week, even after the restaurant installed security cameras.
Just after midnight on Jan. 9, Jacoby Uriah Anderson, 22, of 3818 NE 12th St., broke into the soundboard area behind the restaurant, according to an arrest report. He then took items including an iPod, a light controller and a Yamaha mixer, together valued at $700. Later that day, he sold the mixer for $45 at TBGoods, a local pawn shop.
Two days after the burglary, the owner of the restaurant installed security cameras, said Satchel’s General Manager Wade McMullen.
Then, on Friday, Anderson came back for more, according to the report. This time, he broke into a back storage area and stole sheets and a towel valued at $2 from employee lockers.
Anderson’s relatives identified him in still photos from the security camera footage, according to the report.
The stolen iPod pinged from two locations — Anderson’s brother’s home and his mother’s apartment — and his mother also told police he left an iPod at her apartment the day after the first burglary, according to the report.
Officers arrested Anderson on charges of burglary and grand theft. He was booked into the Alachua County Jail at about 8:15 p.m. and remained as of press time in lieu of a $65,000 bond.
McMullen said the restaurant staff is relieved the burglar was caught.
“We’re obviously fortunate,” he said. “At the end of the day, it worked out.”
[A version of this story ran on page 4 on 1/22/2015 under the headline “Satchel's thief caught"]