Melbourne PD Busts Suspected Dominos Pizza Robbers
By Space Coast Daily // September 16, 2013
would-be robber denied money
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Lynell Reeves, 32, and Jessie Curtis, 26, were arrested by Melbourne Police officers this afternoon after receiving a call at 2:09 p.m. in response to a call from the Domino’s Pizza located at 310 W. New Haven Avenue. (See above map)
According to the Melbourne Police, a woman walked into Domino’s Pizza and handed the clerk a note that implied she may be armed with a firearm and that she wanted money.
After being denied, the woman exited the store and entered the passenger side of a white four door vehicle that fled the area. No firearm was ever displayed.
A Melbourne Police detective who was in the area soon spotted the suspect vehicle as it turned onto Gateway Drive, and headed toward W. Nasa Boulevard. Once on W. Nasa Boulevard, the male driver and female passenger fled eastbound on foot after abandoning their vehicle at the Social Security office located at 1715 W. Nasa Boulevard.
Reeves was charged with the robbery attempt. She and Curtis were also charged with grand theft in reference to two unrelated incidents at a local Walmart. In those cases, Curtis and Reeves were suspected of stealing lap top computers.
According to the Melbourne Police, officers immediately set up a perimeter and Reeves and Curtis were taken into custody without incident. Reeves was charged with the robbery attempt. She and Curtis were also charged with grand theft in reference to two unrelated incidents at a local Walmart. In those cases, Curtis and Reeves were suspected of stealing lap top computers.
During the course of this incident, the nearby Florida Air Academy was placed on a precautionary lock-down due to its close proximity to the Domino’s Pizza. No students were in jeopardy as the lock-down was only as a safety measure.
Investigators are also looking into the possibility that Reeves is responsible for a similar robbery attempt that occurred this weekend at a pharmacy in Palm Bay.
The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and more information may be available at a later time.
If you have any information call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)