POMPANO BEACH (WSVN) — Investigators believe a man who they have detained is the same individual who was caught on camera trying to steal a boat from Sea Tow, Wednesday.
According to deputies, Raykel Carmona, 28, was arrested Wednesday and charged with grand theft and burglary.
A surveillance camera aboard one of Sea Tow’s boats stationed at the Hillsboro Inlet captured what appears to be the man stealing one of their other boats, just a day earlier.
In the video, a man was seen smoking a cigarette and creeping around the boat while attempting to drive it away, early Wednesday morning. Later on, he was able to start the engine but was unable to get the boat in gear.
“Yeah, I figured somebody had been on board and threw our lines off,” said Sea Tow Capt. Lu Rodas.
When Rodas went to work Wednesday, he noticed the engine was still running and the ropes were in the water. “They don’t just come off,” he said.
That’s when he checked the tape and found a man in his underwear on board. The company believes he is the same man who they discovered on board a stolen boat in the ocean, Tuesday afternoon, before he abandoned ship and fled.
It’s unclear if Carmona has hired an attorney.
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