UPDATE: Police Release Composite Sketch of Suspect Who Robbed Del’s Freeze Ice Cream Shop at Gunpoint
By Space Coast Daily // June 23, 2018
no one hurt, man leaves with undisclosed amount of cash
ABOVE VIDEO: On Thursday night at approximately 9:45 p.m., Melbourne Police responded to a call for an armed robbery at Del’s Freeze located at 402 N. Harbor City Boulevard. (Video by WKMG)
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, Florida – On Thursday night at approximately 9:45 p.m., Melbourne Police responded to a call for an armed robbery at Del’s Freeze located at 402 N. Harbor City Boulevard.
According to Lt. Trevor Shaffer of the Melbourne Police Department, a black male described as 5-feet 11-inches and weighing approximately 170-pounds approached the window and began placing an order.
“While in the process of placing the order, he produced a handgun and demanded money,” Lt. Shaffer said.
The employees backed away from the window and at that point, the suspect fired a single shot through the open ordering window.
The shot hit the ground in between the two employees as they were complying with his demands, police said.
The suspect then fled southbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash taken in the robbery.
A manhunt ensued involving multiple police units, canine, and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit. However, Melbourne Police and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office were unable to locate the suspect.
The employees were not injured.
Del’s Freez, which opened in 1956, will be closed today because of the robbery, according to an announcement released through their Facebook page.
Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Jay Hazelett at 321-608-6462 or the Melbourne Police Department main line at 321-608-6731.
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