Burglary Case Yields Armed Robbery Lead – Possible Suspect Vehicle Impounded
SPRING HILL – Deputies responded to 2279 Rio Circle yesterday, after a neighbor called to report a possible residential burglary at that location.
According to officials, deputies arrived at the residence and found five suspects inside the home who were not supposed to be there, according to home owner Nicholas Pisciotta.
Deputies transported all five suspects to the Sheriff’s Office for questioning and eventually charged 29-year-old Mathew Green, 26-year-old Jessica Chechile, and 55-year-old Stephen Shelhamer with Burglary.
During the investigation, it was revealed that a 2001 gold Toyota Solara and a 2006 blue Dodge Stratus parked in the driveway of the residence were both reported stolen.
Personal items that belonged to Chechile and her boyfriend Green were found inside both vehicles, resulting 2-counts of Grand Theft Auto against the couple.
Officials say the Dodge Stratus may have been used in at least one felony that is currently under investigation by another agency. Unofficial sources tell RNRF that he Dodge Stratus is possibly the vehicle used in a March 30th Armed Robbery of the Kangaroo Convenience Store in Brooksville. Early reports indicated that the suspect vehicle was missing a rear window – coincidentally, the vehicle recovered on Rio Circle is also missing a rear window.
That vehicle was transported to an impound yard for further inspection.
There is speculation that officials may have another possible suspect in the Kangaroo robbery, but that information has not been confirmed at this time.
Just days after the Robbery, Sheriff’s Deputies raided a home on Jason Road in Spring Hill and placed 30-year-old Matthew Cook into custody on an unrelated weapons charge. A tip led investigators to believe Cook was the prime suspect in the robbery but he was later cleared after a thorough investigation. One possible factor that helped eliminate Cook as a suspect was the lack of tattoos on his hands. Surveillance video clearly shows, what appears to be a tattoo on each of the suspect’s hands.
RNRF obtained the image below of a man who has similar tattoos and may have ties to Rio Circle or the vehicle in question. We are not releasing his identity at this time.
The investigation continues, according to officials.
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