Man accused of stealing SUV, wallet from Mercato parking garage

Published: January 25, 2023 1:34 PM EST
Updated: January 25, 2023 1:36 PM EST
Ronald Antoine Grady, 39. Credit: Collier County Sheriff's Office

A man was arrested Tuesday night after deputies say he stole an SUV from the parking garage of the Mercato shopping center in North Naples and used one of the credit cards inside.

According to the Collier County County Sheriff’s, 39-year-old Ronald Antoine Grady, a convicted felon out of Georgia, faces charges of grand theft auto, fraudulent use of credit cards and petty theft after deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim, who works at Silverspot Cinema, said she parked her Toyota Highlander SUV in the parking garage around noon. When she returned at 6 p.m., it was gone, and so were her car keys from her backpack.

Around the same time, she received a notice from her bank that one of her credit cards was being used to make a purchase at the 7-Eleven in Naples Park. The card was denied.

Deputies responded to the 7-Eleven and found Grady outside the store. They used security video footage to verify that Grady stole the SUV and tried to use her credit card.

The woman’s SUV was in a nearby parking lot. Deputies also recovered the victim’s wallet containing her credit cards, which Grady had on him when he was taken into custody.