The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 32-year-old Ocala man after he was accused of stealing a pressure washer and pawning it.
On Monday, October 10, the male victim contacted MCSO to report the theft of his pressure washer. According to the victim, the pressure washer was in the bed of his red pickup truck, and he had parked the vehicle in a parking space on the north side of the Circle K located at 5201 S Pine Avenue.
The victim advised that he entered the convenience store for a short period of time before returning to his truck and driving home. When he returned to his residence, he noticed that the pressure washer was gone. The pressure washer was brand-new inside of a box, and the victim valued it at approximately $500.
An MCSO corporal reviewed the Circle K’s security video footage from the time of the incident. At 5:24 p.m. on October 10, the corporal observed the victim pulling into the parking lot in a red pickup truck, and the victim parked on the north side of the building.
The MCSO report stated that while the victim was inside the convenience store, a man wearing a purple shirt, shorts, black head covering, and sunglasses removed the box containing the pressure walker from the bed of the victim’s truck. The man, later identified as Richard Samuel Bullorck, Jr., placed the box in the bed of a maroon pickup truck, entered the truck on the passenger’s side, and the vehicle left the gas station’s parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
A female witness was later confirmed to be the driver of the maroon pickup truck that Bullorck was traveling in, according to the MCSO report.
The corporal received information from an MCSO detective in reference to a separate case that helped identify Bullorck as the suspect in the theft case involving the pressure washer. The MCSO report stated that a search of local pawn shops revealed that a pressure washer had been pawned at the Value Pawn located at 315 S Pine Avenue on October 10, the same day of the theft.
When the corporal reviewed the security video footage from Value Pawn, Bullorck was observed wearing the same outfit including the sunglasses and black head covering, according to the MCSO report. Bullorck entered the pawn shop shortly before 5:45 p.m., which was approximately 15 minutes after the theft had occurred at Circle K.
Outside of the Value Pawn, security video footage showed the same maroon pickup truck circling the parking lot.
On Tuesday, November 1, the corporal responded to the Marion County Jail and conducted an interview with the female witness who had driven the maroon pickup truck around the time of the theft. She confirmed that she was with Bullorck at the Circle K on October 10, and she had also observed Bullorck placing a box into the bed of the pickup truck.
According to the witness, she did not know where the box came from and she was unaware of its contents. After leaving the gas station, she advised that they made a quick stop at another gas station down the road, and then they headed to Value Pawn.
Bullorck was arrested on Wednesday, November 2, and he was transported to Marion County Jail where he is currently being held on $80,000 bond. He is facing felony charges that include unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, first degree petit theft (over $100 but less than $750), dealing in stolen property, and providing false ownership information to pawn items (less than $300).
A court date has been scheduled on Tuesday, December 6 at 9 a.m., according to jail records.