LBK burglar caught on East Coast


Following is a release from town of Longboat Key Police Chief Al Hogle:


Deputies from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Aug. 7 Richard Iannuzzi, white male, D.O.B. Aug. 14, 1969, for outstanding warrants out of Sarasota County for dealing in stolen property.

During the course of their investigation the deputies discovered that Iannuzzi was in possession of a stolen credit card from a Holmes Beach Police Department case. Holmes Beach PD was notified who in turn relayed this information to Longboat Key Police Department Capt. Quarmby. The next day LBKPD Capt. Roberts and Officer Thomas interviewed Iannuzzi who had been transferred to the Sarasota County Jail.

Iannuzzi admitted to several of the LBKPD car burglaries and agreed to show officers the locations and descriptions of vehicles he burglarized. Iannuzzi directed officers to the Broadway Beach Access and the Poseidon Beach Access. He described the vehicles that he broke into and items that he stole. Iannuzzi showed officers a location where he had discarded some of the stolen purses in Sarasota. Earlier this month purses from these burglaries had been found by citizens at this location and were turned over to LBKPD.

Iannuzzi also showed LBKPD officers where he committed two vehicle burglaries in Holmes Beach. This information was forwarded to Holmes Beach PD for further investigation.

Under the direction of LBKPD Capt. Quarmby Aug. 14, Officers Thomas and Gonzales responded to an address on East 11th Street in Bradenton. Officers interviewed two individuals at this residence, one of which was Iannuzzi’s girlfriend, Ashley Ryan. Ryan turned over several items that she stated came from Iannuzzi and had been left in her vehicle. These items included four GPS units, three digital cameras, a bag of J. Crew clothing with price tags still attached in excess of $700, various power cords, tools, a carry bag, eyeglasses, contacts and sunglasses.

It was also discovered that Ryan had already sold some of the property given to her by Iannuzzi. After further investigation, some of these seized items have been identified as stolen from victims of recent Longboat Key vehicle burglaries, reported to the LBKPD.

Due to the efforts of LBKPD officers, charges are pending at this time on five LBKPD cases and three Holmes Beach PD cases. The investigation is ongoing.

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