AUDIO: Cocoa Police Seek To Identify Suspects In Paradise Ford Grand Theft Investigation

By  //  July 12, 2016

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Simultaneous to the alarm activation dispatchers also received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting several individuals were taking vehicles from the same car dealership, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department. (Cocoa Police Department Image)

ABOVE AUDIO: Simultaneous to the alarm activation dispatchers also received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting several individuals were taking vehicles from the same car dealership.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Detectives are currently investigating the theft of multiple vehicles from a local car dealership.

The crime is believed to be connected to other similar thefts across Central Florida.

At 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, police dispatchers received an alarm activation notice from Paradise Ford, 1360 West King Street.

The alarm indicated motion inside the showroom. Simultaneous to the alarm activation dispatchers also received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting several individuals were taking vehicles from the same car dealership, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.

The witness reported following one of the suspect’s driving a black Mustang but later lost the vehicle. A short time later the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office reported a 2016 model red Ford Focus crashed into a deputy patrol car in the area of King and Grissom Parkway.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

The vehicle involved in the crash was later confirmed stolen from Paradise Ford. The occupants fled north in three other unidentified vehicles.

The investigation has yielded the recovery of three stolen vehicles including one that was left at Paradise Ford that was confirmed stolen from a Polk County dealership on Monday.

Two other vehicles stolen from Paradise Ford have been recovered, one in Orange County and another left abandoned in the area of SR 407 and SR 528, according to Martinez.

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Detectives are currently working with other jurisdictions to gather evidence and share information regarding the vehicle thefts and identify potential suspects. They are also working with the victims to verify inventory and confirm how many vehicles and what type were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

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ABOVE MAP: Police dispatchers received an alarm activation notice from Paradise Ford, 1360 West King Street.


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