Two men accused of being Florida's 'dumbest criminals'

Robert Hobby, 41, left, and Marcus Reeves, 23, right, face a slew of theft and burglary charges in Florida. Marion County Sheriff's Office / Handout photos

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Two men in Florida were justifiably anointed as the dumbest thieves of the week after leaving personal items at the scene of their alleged crimes.

“Now being a thief already makes you dumb, but that isn’t why they are this week’s ‘Dumbest Criminals,’” the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page.

“You see these two went on a burglary spree inside the city limits of Ocala and out here in the county,” the sheriff’s office claims. “They were breaking into convenience stores, stealing cigarettes and lottery tickets, BUT while doing this, they were smoking cigarettes inside the stores while the cameras were watching.”

“But that still isn’t the best part, because we didn’t need the cameras to identify them…you see when they left the stores, they left their shoe, their tools and (one suspect) left his wallet with his driver’s license,” the Sheriff’s office said. “So we went to his house and knocked on the door…he confessed…both were arrested and are now in the Gold Star Hotel.”

Two suspects — identified as Robert Hobby, 41, and Marcus Reeves, 23 — face a total of 14 charges combined for grand theft and burglary.

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