Sheriff’s Agents Seek Strong-Arm Robbery Suspects

By  //  April 26, 2013

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CSI BREVARD – BREAKING NEWS

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Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a strong armed robbery in the parking lot of the Merritt Square Mall, 777 East Merritt Island Causeway, at about 4 p.m. Friday. 

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a strong armed robbery in the parking lot of the Merritt Square Mall, 777 East Merritt Island Causeway, at about 4 p.m. Friday.

CSI-STONG-388-042713-22A woman said she was walking to her vehicle in the parking lot and was approached by two black men. One of the men struck her in the face with his fist as they stole her purse.

The suspects fled in an older model Hyundai and were described as wearing all black clothing. One suspect was wearing a red ball cap and one had a thick dreadlock hairstyle.

While searching for the suspects, deputies observed a vehicle they believed may be involved and it fled into a neighborhood off North Banana River Drive.

DRIVER FLED SCENE ON FOOT

Deputies did not pursue the vehicle, and several minutes later the vehicle crashed into a tree at Martin Boulevard and Capeview Street. The driver then fled the scene on foot and was later apprehended hiding in the yard of a vacant residence on Capeview Street.

The suspect was concealing himself in thick underbrush and failed to comply with the deputies commands, at which time he was apprehended by a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office K-9.

CRIMELINE-435-1The suspect in custody relative to the accident is not being identified at this time, and the robbery investigation is ongoing so stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com for further updates.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.


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