Detectives Seek Identity Of Tobacco Store Burglar

By  //  March 28, 2013

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Suspect Fled As Alarm Sounded

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BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a daring tobacco store burglary in which a suspect attempted to steal goods and merchandise from a Merritt Island business.

Brevard County Sheriff”s detectives are trying to identify this suspect, who broke in to a tobacco store on Merritt Island last month in an attempt to commit a theft. (Image courtesy of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

Brevard County Sheriff Public Information Officer Maria Fernez said the burglary took place in the early morning of Feb. 18 at Buck’s Tobaccoria at 2425 State Road 3 on Merritt Island.

Fernez said the suspect is a white man about 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1 with a slim build and short dark hair.

He was wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and also wore gloves  and sunglasses to try to conceal his appearance.

The suspect entered the business by throwing a large concrete block through the front window.

When the suspect walked inside the store and approached the cash register, an alarm sounded and he immediately turned and fled.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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