Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Community’s Help In Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

By  //  October 19, 2017

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Papa John’s, located at 6227 Highway 1 in Unincorporated Cocoa. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Papa John’s, located at 6227 Highway 1 in Unincorporated Cocoa.

The suspect entered the business, displaying what appears to be a semi-automatic handgun and demanded the cash from the register. The suspect was last seen leaving the business on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, with a medium build.

Authorities say the suspect was described to be wearing a black shirt, black pants, gray & white ball cap and shiny gray leather patent shoes. The hat appears to have a very descript emblem of “Jack Skellington” from the movie; The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Anyone who may have information is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, North Precinct General Crimes Unit Agent Richard Preis at 321-264-5210 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.

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