Palm Bay Police Hunt Convenience Store Robber
By Space Coast Daily // November 16, 2012
Attempt Made To Abduct Clerk
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Police detectives and patrol officers in Palm Bay are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store early Friday morning.
Palm Bay Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said that at about 1:30 a.m. Friday, a suspect entered the Circle K located at 1900 Emerson Drive in Palm Bay.
The suspect, a black male, is described was dressed in all black and was wearing a white mask.
“When he entered the store he pointed a silver handgun at the female store clerk,” Martinez said. “The suspect put the gun to clerk’s head and took money and cigarettes.”
The clerk tried to escape in her vehicle, but was pulled out of her car by the suspect who then tried to drag her behind the store before fleeing.
A police dog tracked to the suspect Alesio Street where the trail abruptly ended.
“It is believed the suspect fled in a vehicle from that location,” Martinez said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. (8477) Callers can remain anonymous and areeligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.