Robber Holds Up Port St. John Shell Station

By  //  February 2, 2013

Suspect Flees On Bicycle

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BREVARD COUNTY • PORT ST. JOHN, FLORIDA – Sheriff’s deputies are hunting a suspect who robbed a gas station in Port St. John early Saturday morning,

A store surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed the Shell Gas Station in Port St. John on Saturday morning. (Image courtesy of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department)

Major John Mellick of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office East Precinct said deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Shell Gas Station at 3820 Fay Boulevard in Port St. John about 7:15 a.m. Saturday.

Mellick said the store clerk reported that a white man walked into the store and proceeded directly into the restroom.

The clerk told deputies that less than a minute later, the suspect walked out of the restroom and toward the cash register and the clerk.’

He was wearing a black mask over his face, displayed a handgun and pointed it at the clerk.

The suspect demanded money from the cash register and then fled from the scene on a bicycle.

Mellick said the store clerk was not hurt during the robbery.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies searched the area with K-9 and aviation units and located items of evidence, including the firearm believed to have been used in the robbery.

The suspect is described as between 25- to 35-years-old, about 6-foot in height and was wearing a white hoodie, jeans and white tennis shoes.

The suspect appeared to have some facial hair, along with mid-length, light brown, curly hair.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct General Crimes Unit at 321- 264-5210, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-8477 (TIPS). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.