Release updated on 08-26-20 at 3:20 p.m.
After a male suspect stole a vehicle from a St. Pete car dealership today, SPPD located it and the suspect and worked with the Bradenton Police Department to get him into custody.
Once he was arrested, he was identified as Derrick Malone, the suspect in two Roser Park home invasions last Saturday.
The investigations into the auto theft, home invasions and potentially other crimes are still active. At this time there is no additional information. Updates will be released when more information becomes available.
Posted on 08-25-20 at 3:45 p.m.
SPPD is investigating two home invasions that happened in the Historic Roser Park area on Saturday morning.
The suspect broke into a home in the 500 block of Roser Park Dr. and attacked a woman inside around 8:20am. He demanded she give him his car keys, and she did.
When the suspect got to the car and realized he could not drive it, because it had a manual transmission, he left and went to a second home in the 600 block of 10th Ave S. He broke in and used the homeowner’s sword to threaten a woman inside. After demanding her car keys he fled the area in her vehicle. Investigators believe the suspect is 38-year old Derrick Malone, and they are looking for him.
If you’ve seen him recently, or run into him, please call police, 727-893-7780.
St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer