FT. PIERCE, Fla. - Three men who are suspects in as many as 15 or more car burglaries along the Treasure Coast are now in custody, according the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies says that they were able to apprehend Willie Williams, Marquell Shellman and Derrick Mangham after staking out a fitness center parking lot for burglary suspects.
St. Lucie County deputies say that since November 11th there have been eight car burglaries in the parking lot of Planet Fitness at 6666 South US 1.
Investigators say that an unmarked sheriff's car was in the parking lot Monday when the deputy spotted a rented Nissan circling around the lot.
The car, according to deputies, stopped and one of the men crouched next to a parked car.
Deputies moved in and arrested Williams, Shellman and Mangham.
The three, according to their arrest report, had used stolen credit cards to make purchases at local stores.
Williams, Shellman and Mangham are facing theft and drug charges.
Deputies from Indian River County as well as police from Port St. Lucie and Stuart say that the three men are also suspects in similar car burglaries in their jurisdictions.