TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016 11:20 A.M.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division working in conjunction with patrol officers arrested a suspect involved in last month’s burglary and theft at Mamasan’t Vietnamese Restaurant. Charles Corey Riley, (DOB 10/08/1976) was arrested Sunday by Titusville Police. He is facing charges involving burglary to a structure, felony theft, possession of burglary tools, and criminal mischief. Riley is in the Brevard County Detention Center under $10,000 bond.
The crime occurred on February 27th at approximately 5 a.m. at Mamasan’s Vietnamese Café, 400 North Cocoa Blvd. The suspect entered the business by a rear window. He damaged the cash register by forcing it open to steal the cash inside. The suspect also stole a pair of black Nike “Shox” shoes. Officer Oscar Pimental responded to the original call and was able to retrieve evidence from the scene including the suspect’s fingerprints. Further investigation yielded the identity of Charles Riley as the likely suspect. With assistance from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, detectives were able to confirm the fingerprint at the scene matched Riley’s left thumb. A witness also came forward and was able to identity Riley from a photo lineup. “This suspect has a very long criminal history including charges of burglaries and thefts from multiple jurisdictions,” said Detective Branda Marchica. “Thankfully we were able to get enough evidence to solve this case.”