Titusville Vehicle Theft Suspect Angel Medina Rivas Arrested and Charged on Tuesday

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Angel Medina Rivas faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, aggravated battery and resisting arrest without violence

Angel Medina Rivas, 25, of Titusville, faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, aggravated battery and resisting arrest without violence. (BCSO image).

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A 25-year-old Titusville man was arrested and charged after police say he stole a car and beat a victim in front of a local ice cream shop. 

Angel Medina Rivas faces charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, aggravated battery and resisting arrest without violence.

According to a release from the Titusville Police Department, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle just before 3 p.m.

A preliminary investigation, they say, shows that the suspect is alleged to have stolen a 2013 white Nissan Altima, which was left running outside of an ice cream shop on the 200 block of Harrison Street.

Police say that one of the victims tried to stop the theft in progress but was thrown to the ground.

The victim sustained minor injuries.

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A few minutes later, the suspect is alleged to have abandoned the vehicle on the 900 block of Main Street.

Shortly after, officers engaged in a short foot pursuit that ultimately led to the suspect’s arrest.

In addition to the charges for the February 18 incident, Rivas was charged by the TPD in reference to an incident on February 5, 2020, and charged with strong-armed robbery, robbery by sudden snatching, theft and battery.

Rivas was booked into the Brevard County Jail where he is being held without bond.

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