West Melbourne Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

By  //  February 27, 2014

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ABOVE MAP: At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 22, a white or Hispanic male approached the manager of Advance America Cash Advance at 2265 West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne, as she was unlocking the door for the day’s business.

UPDATE: According to West Melbourne Police Department,  after a lengthy investigation, 35 year old Ronald Stephen Reyes of Palm Bay, Florida was arrested for Occupied Burglary and Grand Theft. The investigation revealed Reyes approached the manager at the front door to Advance America Cash Advance (without his mask on) as the manager was opening for the day. The manager knew Reyes, however she withheld his identify for over onemonth.

At this time, the manager is not being charged with a crime and is now cooperating with Detectives.Mr. Reyes used to work for Advance America Cash Advance, therefore was familiar with the fact that the business is equipped with security cameras. In turn, he covered his face with the mask before entering the business.

Mr. Reyes was incarcerated at the Brevard County Jail on March 27, 2014 and is being held on $20,000 bond.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Police Detectives are investigating an early morning Robbery that occurred on Saturday, Feb. 22.

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At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 22, a white or Hispanic male approached the manager of Advance America Cash Advance at 2265 West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne, as she was unlocking the door for the day’s business. (WMPD image)

At approximately 8:30 a.m., a white or Hispanic male approached the manager of Advance America Cash Advance located at 2265 West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne, as she was unlocking the door for the day’s business.

He followed her inside demanding cash, implying he was armed with a gun. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and no injuries were reported.

The suspect fled the business on foot and is believed to be driving a late 1990s/early 2000s Ford Crown Victoria. It is possibly a former police vehicle.

Detectives are asking anyone who might recognize the suspect or the vehicle to contact CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers to Crimeline can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

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The suspect is believed to be driving a late 1990s/early 2000s Ford Crown Victoria, pictured above, top right. It is possibly a former police vehicle. (WMPD image)

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The suspect is believed to be driving a late 1990s/early 2000s Ford Crown Victoria, pictured above, top left. It is possibly a former police vehicle. (WMPD image)

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The suspect is believed to be driving a late 1990s/early 2000s Ford Crown Victoria, pictured above, top right. It is possibly a former police vehicle. (WMPD image)

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A white or Hispanic male, pictured above, approached the manager of Advance America Cash Advance at 2265 West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne, as she was unlocking the door for the day’s business. (WMPD image)


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