West Melbourne Police Arrest ATM Robbery Suspect
By Space Coast Daily // October 21, 2014
Scott Patrick Deason Arrested
Victim Uninjured, Saw Hammer In Suspect’s Hand
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UPDATE: West Melbourne Police arrested Scott Patrick Deason, 44, of West Melbourne for the October 20, 2014 robbery at Bank of America at 3003 West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne.
According to West Melbourne Police Lieutenant Richard Coredea, Deason was taken into custody without incident at 48 Annette Drive in West Melbourne after his family called 911 to report that Deason looked like the person in the surveillance photographs.
Deason is being interviewed at the West Melbourne Police Department, then will be transported to the Brevard County Jail.
He is being charged with Armed Robbery and False Imprisonment.
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — West Melbourne police are asking the public’s help to locate a man suspected for an attempted armed robbery at the Bank of America ATM, located at 3003 West New Haven Avenue. (MAP ABOVE)
According to West Melbourne Police Lieutenant Richard Coredeau, the incident occurred a few minutes prior to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, when a 24-year-old woman walked up to bank in West Melbourne.
While using the ATM, a male approached the woman from behind and demanded she withdraw a large sum of cash.
According to Cordeau, the suspect wrapped his arm around the woman’s throat and threatened harm if she did not comply.
When the woman activated the panic alarm on her vehicle, the suspect eventually fled in an easterly direction without any cash. The victim was uninjured, but she saw what she believed to be a hammer in the suspect’s hand as he fled.
Officers flooded the area and used a police K9 to track the suspect, but the suspect was not located and remains at large.
He is described as a white male, thin build, approximately 5-foot-10 to 6-foot tall. He was last seen wearing a gray tee shirt with white writing, and the suspect was wearing what appear to be prescription glasses.
Bank of America surveillance cameras captured clear images of the suspect and investigators are asking the public to take a close look at the photographs.
Anyone that knows the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Romano at the West Melbourne Police Department at 321-723-9673.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS. Tipsters calling Crimeline may be eligible for a cash reward if the information provided leads to an arrest.