Palm Bay Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber
By Space Coast Daily // July 19, 2012
Also May Have Robbed Subway Week Earlier
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Police have arrested a man suspected of the armed robbery a tobacco store in Palm Bay and possibly more crimes in the city.
Palm Bay Police sp0keswoman Yvonne Martinez said David Michael Talley, 41, was taken into custody following a high risk traffic stop by officers on Tuesday afternoon.
Martinez said that at about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Palm Bay police officers were dispatched to the Tobacco Store at 190 Malabar Road SW in the Palm Bay West Shopping Plaza in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred.
“Reportedly a black male entered wearing a red T-shirt, white ball cap, black tennis shoes and jeans and displayed a handgun demanding money from the clerk,” Martinez said. “He reportedly left on foot.”
Video surveillance was obtained from the Tobacco Store, which rendered a good description of the subject and video also was obtained from another business in the same plaza which showed the suspect getting into a blue Jaguar.
With victim/witness descriptions, video and a good suspect description was broadcast on the radio, along with a description of the vehicle he left in, the blue Jaguar 4 door automobile, according to Martinez.
When a Code Red reverse 911 page was put out, an anonymous woman called police to report the identity of the suspect was David Michael Talley, who has a similar description.
Martinez said the woman mentioned the suspect was complaining of “being hard up for money.”
She also advised the police that he was also the person who robbed the Subway at Bayside Lakes the previous week.
Talley was spotted in the area of Malabar Road and Jupiter Boulevard in the Jaguar (by Palm Bay Polcie Lt. D. Blackledge and was observed tossing a handgun out his window, which was subsequently recovered.
Palm Bay Officer Josh Carter and Corporal Phil Erwin then maneuvered to get behind the vehicle to initiate a high risk traffic stop.
It was conducted without incident at the intersection of Jupiter Boulevard and Siboney Street where Talley was positively identified by witnesses as the robber of the tobacco store.
A large amount of cash was recovered from his pocket and the exactly described shirt, hat and sunglasses were located inside the vehicle.
He was arrested and charged with armed robbery with a firearm and grand theft and larceny.