Police Seek New Info On Two Cases Involving Grand Theft, Commercial Burglary in Cocoa

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Police are currently seeking new information in two separate and unrelated investigations at two local businesses in Cocoa.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Police are currently seeking new information in two separate and unrelated investigations at two local businesses in Cocoa.

Investigators say the first case involves a grand theft investigation and detectives are seeking information that will help identify a suspect wanted for grand theft which occurred in late February at the Godfather Pawn on 420 US-1.

“A police review of the surveillance video shows an unknown Hispanic or Italian male wearing a blue polo shirt, blue jeans and a rosary necklace,” said Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.

“As he was looking at a display of bracelets he managed to put several in his pocket without drawing attention from the employee.”

The second investigation involves a commercial burglary at the China Garden Restaurant on 801 Dixon Blvd. in Cocoa.

Police say the crime occurred on May 23 at around 2:53 a.m. when officers responded to the business for a reported burglary alarm.

“When officers arrived they found the front door of the business was destroyed,” said Martinez.

“With assistance from a Rockledge Police Department K-9 team the business was cleared, however, no suspects were located.”

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Further investigation revealed images of the suspect on the restaurant’s surveillance camera.

Police describe the suspect as a black male who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt that said “This guy loves pitbull.”

Investigators say it was not immediately known what or if anything was taken.

Anyone with information pertaining to either of these investigations 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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