Melbourne Police Take Down Five Juveniles For Armed Home Invasion On Memorial Day
By Space Coast Daily // May 30, 2016
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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police officers responded to an Armed Home Invasion that occurred in the Crown Heights Subdivision on Memorial Day afternoon as several juveniles forced their way into the rear door of a residence occupied by two victims, according to Lt. Steve Sadoff of the Melbourne Police Department.
In a news release by police, once inside the residence, the suspects battered the victims, forced open a gun safe and stole several firearms, then ransacked several rooms stealing electronics.
Afterwards, the juveniles fled in a gold SUV but within minutes officers were able to locate the juvenile suspects and the SUV near the intersection of Carver St and Walls St.
The juveniles were positively identified and arrested.
According to Melbourne Police, authorities arrested five black male teens; three 16-year-olds and two 17-year-olds.
The suspects were charged with Armed Robbery Home Invasion, Grand Theft Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by an Adjudicated Delinquent, Battery, Possession of Marijuana and Violation of Felony Probation.
All five suspects were transported to the Brevard Juvenile Detention Center and released to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and more information may be available at a later time.
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