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Suspect arrested after attempting to sell stolen items through Facebook Marketplace


LAUREN: BECAUSE THE STOLEN
EQUIPMENT DIDN’T HAVE SERIAL
NUMBERS, DAVID BRATCHER WAS
FORCED TO DO HIS OWN DETECTIVE
WORK AND THAT’S WHEN HE MADE
, THAT DISCOVERY. HE TELLS ME HE WAS SHOCKED TO
LEARN HE AND THE SUSPECT NOT
ONLY SHARED A ZIP CODE, BUT A
PROPERTY LINE.>>IT WASN’T THE AMOUNT, JUST
THE IDEA THEY TOOK IT. THAT GOT TO ME
LAUREN: IT WAS JUNE WHEN DAVID
BRATCHER WALKED INTO HIS
HILLVIEW HOME TO CHECK O
RENOVATIONS AND REALIZED EVERY
, SINGLE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT WAS GONE. IN THE WEEKS THAT FOLLOWED, HE
CHECKED CRAIGSLIST AND OTHER
SALE SITES, HOPING FOR A LUCKY
BREAK. HE GOT IT LAST WEEK. HIS COMPRESSOR WAS FOR SALE ON
FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE.>>I KNEW IT WAS MINE THE MINUTE
I SEEN IT. THEN I CONTACTED THE GUY, AND HE
SAID THAT A FRIEND HAD GIVEN HIM
A LOT OF TOOLS, AND HIS DAD WAS
WANTING HIM TO GET RID OF TH
SO HE DECIDED TO SELL THEM. , LAUREN: BRATCHER THEN
CONTACTED HILLVIEW POLICE
DETECTIVE SCOTT BARROW. HE SAID PAINT CHIPS ON THE
COMPRESSOR CONVINCED HIM IT WAS
HIS.>>HE TELLS ME HE HAS LOCATED
ONE OF HIS ITEMS FROM THE
BURGLARY, AND THAT IT IS ON
FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. AND HE TELLS ME THIS IS MY ITEM,
I KNOW IT IS MY ITEM. LAUREN: THE TWO SET UP A STING
OPERATION. BRATCHER AGREED TO MEET
25-YEAR-OLD DERRICK DOBBINS
HIS HILLVIEW BOULEVARD HOME. TURNS OUT HE LIVED DIRECTLY
, BEHIND HIM. WHEN HE CAME OUTSIDE TO MAKE A
SALE, POLICE MADE THEIR MOVE.>>A LOT OF IT WAS ON THE
VICTIM’S PART, FROM BEING ABLE
TO SEARCH SOCIAL MEDIA,
CRAIGSLIST, FACEBOOK
MARKETPLACE, FOR HIS ITEMS. LAUREN: IT WAS PRICED TO SELL
TOO, ACCORDING TO BRATCHER. YEAH, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A
GOOD DEAL. I GUESS I COU

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