Titusville Police Detectives Capture, Arrest Craigslist Armed Robbery Suspects
By Space Coast Daily // March 16, 2018
both suspects being held at Brevard County Jail without bond
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police Detectives’ immediate response to a report of an armed robbery during a Craigslist transaction on Thursday at 12:57 p.m. in the parking area of Bank of America led to the capture and arrest two suspects.
According to Titusville Police Public Information Officer Amy Matthews, arrested were Elias Jai Grant, 18, and Dylan Bradley Williams, 19, both of Palm Bay.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim solicited to sell merchandise on Craigslist to the suspects via text messaging,” said Matthews.
“The victim and Grant agreed to meet at the Bank of America, located at 2600 Barna Avenue, to validate funds. After a short exchange in the bank, Grant lured the victim to his vehicle where he threatened the victim with a handgun and stole his property and cash.”
Matthews said Grant and his accomplice, Williams, who was waiting in vehicle, fled the crime scene in a late model gold Honda, southbound on Barna Avenue. The victim sustained no injuries.
“Within three hours of the crime, Titusville Police Detectives located Grant in Palm Bay where he was apprehended with the assistance of Palm Bay Police,” said Matthews.
“Detectives arrested Williams a short time later after he was found by police hiding in the attic of a Palm Bay residence.”
Grant was charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Tampering or Fabricating Evidence, Displaying a Firearm During a Felony, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Use of a Two-Way Communication Device to Commit a Felony.
Williams was charged with Principal in the First Degree Robbery with a Firearm, Grand Theft and Use of a Two-Way Communication Device to Commit a Felony.
Both suspects are being held at the Brevard County Jail without bond.
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