Cocoa Police Seeking Home Burglary Suspect
By Space Coast Daily // April 16, 2015
resident confronted suspect in her home
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Police Department is seeking a man who is suspected of entering a home on Quail Ridge Court in Cocoa at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.
According to Cocoa Police Public Information Officer Barbara Matthews, police received a call from a victim claiming that a man had entered her screened-in front porch and was stealing items.
The resident confronted the man, but the suspect took off on foot. The resident then witnessed the suspect entering another residence, according to Officer Matthews.
When the officers arrived on scene, the suspect fled, stealing a shirt off of a clothes line and changing into the new shirt to change his appearance.
According to Officer Matthews, witnesses saw the suspect run into the wooded area behind the Cocoa Common Shopping Center on SR 524, but police were unable to apprehend the suspect.
The police have determined the suspect’s identity, but has not released his name at this time.
One officer suffered a minor injury to his hand while searching for the suspect in the wooded area.
The investigation is ongoing and police are continuing their search for the suspect.
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ABOVE MAP: According to Cocoa Police Department Public Information Officer Barbara Matthews, witnesses saw the suspect run into the wooded area behind the Cocoa Common Shopping Center on SR 524, but police were unable to apprehend the suspect.