3 Tampa-Area Men Arrested for Peddling Stolen Appliances from New Homes

3 Tampa-Area Men Arrested for Peddling Stolen Appliances from New Homes

Three men have been taken into custody by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly selling stolen equipment from newly constructed homes in the counties of Hillsborough, Marion, Hernando, Manatee, and Sarasota.

Through investigation techniques, detectives were able to prove that three individuals—Alejandro Gomez Sardinas, 32, Jose Hernandez O’Relly, 36, and Yansiel Consuegra, 24—were stealing goods from newly constructed homes and reselling them for a profit.

The private home at 819 S. Kings Ave., Brandon, and the storage facility at 6207 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, were the locations of the sales.

Gomez Sardinas was also listing the pilfered items for sale online, investigators discovered.

O’Relly’s 2022 Dodge 2500 Big Horn pickup truck had been repainted, and investigators found this over the course of the investigation. It is thought to be an unreported stolen car. More than $100,000 worth of stolen goods was found by the detectives.

“I am incredibly proud of our detectives for meticulously following every lead in this case, leading to the arrest and recovery of more than $100,000 worth of stolen property,” Sheriff Chad Chronister. stated. “We will not tolerate individuals who commit crimes for personal gain through illegal activities. Rest assured, they will be held accountable for their actions.”

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The accusations against Gomez Sardinas are:

  • Managing Stolen Assets (x4)
  • Unlawful Two-Way Communication Device Use Dealing with Stolen Property Online

Hernandez O’Relly faces the following charges:

  • Trading in Stolen Property (x4)
  • Third-Degree Grand Theft

Yansiel Consuegra faces allegations of:

  • Trading in Stolen Goods.

There may be more charges to come. For media usage, images of the pilfered goods are available. The Public Affairs Office will provide any updates since this is an ongoing investigation. Who supplied these individuals with the pilfered appliances is still being looked into.