BOYNTON BEACH (CBSMiami) — Boynton Beach Police arrested a man Thursday accused of burglarizing a home and taking money from the Cub Scouts. They are also searching for a second suspect.
Police arrested Roderick Kendrick on charges of grand theft and burglary of a Boynton Beach home on Tuesday.READ MORE: Florida Condo Collapse Settlement Reaches, Tops $1 Billion
Kendricks allegedly stole various items including a cash box with $550 which Cub Scouts had collected this past weekend by selling hot dogs and BBQ pork sandwiches at Ace Hardware.
Authorities said surveillance cameras captured one man knocking on the residence before the burglary. Then they captured another man entering the backyard of the residence. On Thursday the owner of the home was contacted by a person who had seen the surveillance video and said they saw the same person from the video riding his bike in a certain area.
The homeowner went to the area and called police saying they recognized the person as the man in the surveillance footage.
Authorities identified him as Kendrick who and was taken in to be interviewed.READ MORE: South Florida Man Accused Of Setting Wife On Fire, Hitting Her With His Car
According to his arrest report, Kendricks denied any involvement in the incident and asked to see the surveillance video. That’s when he “changed his story and stated if it was him, he was probably either cutting through the yard to pee or maybe score a little weed,” stated his report.
“It’s the best feeling to catch the guy who robbed you,” said victim Gina Pleasant.
“I worked very hard for that money and I was looking forward for the fall camping trip but it all got robbed,” said the child who had collected the money
Officers said they are looking for the second person allegedly involved. They released a photo of the man they are looking for.
Anyone who recognizes the person or has information is urged to call Palm Beach County Crimestoppers at 800-458-TIPS.MORE NEWS: Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market Vendors: 'We have to leave like dogs'
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