Florence man caught after trying to sell stolen items on social media

Miller was taken to the Lauderdale County Detention Center. He has a 9,000 bond.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 2:18 PM

Florence Police said a man charged with breaking into cars was caught after he tried to sell the stolen items on social media.

Adam Miller, 26, is charged with two counts of breaking into a vehicle, theft and a felon in possession of a fire arm.

The break-ins happened in the Edgemont subdivision off of Hermitage Drive in August.

Florence police can't tell us which social media platform Miller was using to sell the stolen items, one of them being a gun, because it's a part of their investigation.

"It was really good to know that finally someone was caught for it," said Abby Thompson, who lives on Edgemont Drive.

Thompson said her family was a bit on edge after her fathers car was broke into at their home. She said it was a relief when Miller was caught and charged.

"Thankfully he didn't take anything. He just rummaged through everything, but some people down the street had stuff taken out of their cars so we were one of the lucky ones," said Thompson.

Police said Miller broke into two unlocked cars, getting a gun out of one ,and broke into someones garage. Miller was caught after he tried to sell stolen items on social media. Thompson said that's why she doesn't buy things from people online.

"I don't trust them. I really don't, unless it's a friend or something I don't go through Facebook to get my stuff," said Thompson.

Police told WAAY31 people need to be weary when buying items from individuals online. They said if the price seems to be too good to be true it could be a stolen item. They also said if someone is selling an item as used but they don't know anything about it that should be another red flag.

Thompson said since her dad's car was broken into they have been making sure their cars stay locked.

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