BRADENTON -- A man walked into the Bradenton Police Department Thursday and told officers he had committed a burglary that had gone unsolved, police said.
Michael J. Hare, 40, came into the police station at 8 p.m. and told officers he wanted to turn himself in for a burglary at Beck’s Restaurant at 611 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton on Jan. 6, according to a report.
Hare was charged with one count of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure.Hare remained the Manatee County jail Friday with bond set at $7,500, according to the sheriff’s office website.
Video surveillance from the burglary of the restaurant in January showed a male subject inside the business removing cash from the office, the report states.
The suspect could not be identified on tape because he took precautions to conceal his identity, the report adds.
After telling officers he committed the crime, Hare said he was an employee of the restaurant at the time of the crime and he was struggling with drug addiction, the report states.
He said he needed money to buy drugs so he decided to break into the business and steal the money.
Hare told officers he used the stolen money to buy illegal drugs the same night he committed the burglary, the report concludes.