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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Ocala woman jailed for stealing roommate’s vehicle

A 46-year-old Ocala woman was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after she was accused of stealing her roommate’s vehicle.

On Thursday, an MCSO deputy responded to a residence located in the 11500 block of NW 17th Place in Ocala. Upon arrival, contact was made with the male victim who advised that he did not speak English, according to the MCSO report.

Another deputy contacted the victim over the phone and conducted an interview. According to the victim, his 2009 Kia vehicle was still in the driveway when he left for work at 5:30 a.m., and the vehicle’s keys were inside the residence.

The victim told the deputy that his roommate, Rebecca Ranee Roblero-Perez, was also inside the residence when he left for work.

Rebecca Ranee Roblero-Perez
Rebecca Ranee Roblero-Perez

When the victim returned home at around 12 p.m., he advised that his vehicle and Roblero-Perez were both missing. The victim told the deputy that he never gave Roblero-Perez permission to drive his vehicle, and he added that Roblero-Perez does not have a valid driver’s license, according to the MCSO report.

On Thursday night, at approximately 7:50 p.m., an MCSO deputy spotted the victim’s vehicle in the yard of a residence located in the 11200 block of NW 12th Lane in Ocala. The MCSO report stated that Roblero-Perez and one of her relatives were also observed near the vehicle.

The deputy made contact with Roblero-Perez. After being read her Miranda rights, Roblero-Perez claimed that she was in the process of purchasing the vehicle from the victim. She was unable to provide any evidence that supported her statement, according to the MCSO report.

The victim arrived at the residence where his vehicle was found, and he informed law enforcement that there was never a deal in place for Roblero-Perez to purchase the vehicle.

Roblero-Perez was arrested and transported to Marion County Jail where she is currently being held on $2,000 bond. She is facing a felony charge for grand theft of a motor vehicle.

A court date has been scheduled at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, according to jail records.