Property from home invasions sold to Pekin resident

By WEEK Producer

December 10, 2013 Updated Dec 11, 2013 at 11:35 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- According to a Monday police report, many of the items from the home invasion spree ended up in the hands of a Pekin man who sold them on eBay.

In November, Perry Rosetto, 43, Stefan Crayton, 19, Blair Johnson, 20, Marvin Payton, 22, and Lorenzo Crayton, 22, were all arrested for their roles in a spree of home invasions that started in July at a residence on North Devonshire Drive.

The Peoria County State's Attorney did not charge Payton and Lorenzo Crayton. But, the other three men face charges of home invasion and armed robbery.

Police were initially told by Tonya Henson, the girlfriend of Rosetto, that Rosetto and Johnson were selling items to Ahmed Malik, 42, of Pekin.

Police spoke to Makik, who said that Rosetto and Johnson sold items to him seven times between July 16 and November 24. He said he was contacted by Rosetto by text when they were looking to sell. Malik said that he was unaware the items he was purchasing were stolen.

Malik said the last thing he bought from the pair was a suitcase of DVDs for $150 and a Blu Ray player, various video game controllers and games for the same price.

Various items were recovered from Malik's home and have been returned to victims from each of the home invasions.

Police have frozen Malik's eBay account and was warned by officers not to engage in this type of activity again.

He is not facing any charges.