South Florida Robbery Suspect Hiding Out In Palm Bay
By Space Coast Daily // March 8, 2013
Fugitive Considered Armed And Dangeroyus
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Police in Palm Bay are on the lookout for a suspect wanted for armed robbery and armed kidnapping in south Florida.
Palm Bay Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez said detectives from the Coral Springs Police Department, who have been working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, have issued no-bond warrants for Luke Desir, 34.
Desir resides in Palm Bay with family and has other friends and associates in the area.
Martinez said police spotted Desir on Thursday night in the Palm Bay area, but the suspect fled.
On Jan. 17, the suspect along with two other individuals still unidentified, entered the T-Mobile store at 1327 University Drive in Coral Springs.
Surveillance video shows a black female providing a distraction while two black males, one of whom used a semi-automatic handgun and forced the employees to take them to the back storage room.
Once in the back of the store, the suspects bound the employees’ hands using zip ties and then proceeded to remove dozens of cell phones before fleeing the store.
Further investigation led Coral Springs detectives to identify Desir as one of the three suspects.
It is believed these individuals may be part of an organized group operating through the region.
Desir is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about Desir’s location or the identity of the other two suspects should call Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.