Melbourne Police Arrest Robbery Suspects After Vehicle Pursuit Ended With A Crash

By  //  July 15, 2016

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Melbourne Police have arrested a group of individuals after police say the suspects were wanted for a recent armed robbery. The suspects led police on a car chase that resulted with the vehicle crashing into a tree in a residential neighborhood, according to law enforcement officials. (MPD Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have arrested a group of individuals after police say the suspects were wanted for a recent armed robbery. The suspects led police on a car chase that resulted with the vehicle crashing into a tree in a residential neighborhood, according to law enforcement officials.

The suspects’ vehicle matched the description of one vehicle connected to a robbery at a Palm Bay 7-Eleven earlier this week, according to officials.

An officer approached the occupants of the vehicle about the connection, however, the suspects then sped off.

When the vehicle crashed into a tree, the suspects scattered, reportedly, five suspects fled the vehicle with police giving chase on-foot.

According to reports, three of the five suspects were arrested a short while later, police are still searching for the other two suspects.

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The three suspects arrested have not yet been identified but are described as three men.

According to authorities, one suspect had a gun when he fled the vehicle but police were only able to locate the magazine for the gun. Police are still searching.

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