Coralville man accused of taking $11,000 in sunglasses from mall kiosk

Police said fingerprints were found at the scene

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With the weather starting to turn and summer right around the corner, one Coralville man is accused of trying to take advantage.

David Alexander Rose, 35, was arrested Wednesday after police said he broke into the Sunglass Hut kiosk in the Coral Ridge Mall and stole more than $11,000 in high-end shades. Rose is accused of taking more than 60 pairs of sunglasses from the locked kiosk in the mall at 1451 Coral Ridge Ave., according to a criminal complaint.

Rose was identified by police as a suspect based on fingerprints found at the scene, according to the complaint. When investigators served a search warrant at Rose’s home in Coralville, they reported finding one pair of the stolen glasses and other evidence that he was responsible for the Sunglass Hut heist.

The stolen glasses were valued at more than $11,000, according to police. Rose was booked into the Johnson County Jail on Wednesday, where he’s being held in lieu of $15,000 bond on suspicion of first-degree theft and third-degree burglary, both felonies.

Rose has a long criminal history in Iowa, including convictions for burglary, theft, assault and alcohol violations. He previously has been sentenced to prison, according to online court records, and earlier this year he was convicted of violating parole and placed on work release through the Hope House in Coralville.

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