FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A man suspected in a string of purse snatchings in South Florida went before a judge Wednesday morning.READ MORE: Centner Academy Reverses Course On 30-Day Quarantine For Vaccinated Students
Gregory Rodriguez, charged currently with two purse thefts in Southwest Ranches, told the judge he did it because he was down on his luck. He said he was recently laid off from his job and last month was evicted from his home.READ MORE: Pembroke Pines Police Say No Credibility In Viral Online School Threat
In addition to the theft charges, he’s also facing drug possession and trafficking charges.
Rodriguez has a criminal history which includes burglary and stalking.MORE NEWS: ‘I Was Very Concerned’: State Sen. Tina Polsky On Masking Incident Involving Florida’s New Surgeon General
The judge set his bond at $13-thousand.