ORANGE PARK, Fla. - Clay County deputies are thanking the community for helping them capture a suspect wanted in a possible robbery attempt of a vape shop near Blanding Boulevard Saturday night in Orange Park.
Justin Markele Thomas, 18, was charged with burglary to a structure, grand theft, vandalism and resisting officer without violence.
The owner of the Vape & Smoke shop on Blanding Boulevard near Aurora Boulevard said he believed the suspect in the break-in could have a mental problem.
The owner said the suspect, later identified as Thomas, broke the glass of the shop with a golf club but nothing was stolen.
There was no loss to the merchant and no one was hurt.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office sent out a tweet to thank the community for helping land the suspect behind bars.
Thank you to the surrounding community who was very patient as our deputies were out on foot, blanketing the area and at one point pursuing the subject through various areas. #CCSOFL #YouGotOptions 2/2 — Clay County Sheriff's Office, FL (@ccsofl) February 17, 2019
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