Melbourne Police Arrest Palm Bay Man For Armed Robbery At Del’s Freez Last Month
By Space Coast Daily // July 13, 2018
police arrest Antonio Roshawn McGhee, 35, from Palm Bay
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have made an arrest in a armed robbery that occurred at Del’s Freez ice cream shop on June 21.
Police arrested 35-year-old Antonio Roshawn McGhee from Palm Bay.
According to the report released by police, the investigation began after an armed robbery took place at Del’s Freez ice cream shop, located on 402 N. Harbor City Blvd.
The suspect, Antonio McGhee, allegedly held up the ice cream shop with a semi automatic handgun, shortly after placing an order at the service window, and demanded the money in the cash register from the clerk.
After demanding the money, witnesses say McGhee threatened the clerk and stated “don’t make me kill you.”
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.
After 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, at that time.
The Game Over Task Force then utilized surveillance footage from the incident and witnesses descriptions of the suspect, then released a composite image of the suspect. On July 6, police arrested McGhee at his house where witnesses then positively identified McGhee as the culprit through a photo lineup provided by the Melbourne Police Department.
Police say McGhee also had a warrant out for his arrest by the Durham Police Department in North Carolina for a parole violation case.
McGhee has a criminal history includes multiple convictions for multiple armed robberies over the years.
McGhee has been booked into the Brevard County Jail and has been charged with the following: multiple counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, battery, grand theft more than $300, less than $5,000, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, robbery with a firearm and shooting into occupied dwelling.
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