Titusville Police Bust Suspected Serial Asian Restaurant Burglar and Convicted Felon Troy Taylor
By Space Coast Daily // September 4, 2020
TPD detectives recovered burglary tools, cash register drawer belonging to burglarized restaurant
TPD: Suspect broke the restaurant’s front door glass, entered the businesses and stole the register drawers containing cash
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville police officers have arrested a man suspected in the burglaries and attempted burglaries of four Asian restaurants located throughout the city of Titusville.
According to Titusville Police Public Information Officer Amy Matthews, Troy Christopher Taylor, 49, of Titusville, a felon with prior burglary convictions, was arrested and charged with two Counts of Burglary, two Counts of Attempted Burglary and four Counts of Violation of Probation.
“The preliminary investigation revealed during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 3, the suspect entered two separate restaurants, one located on Knox McRae Drive, and the other located on Harrison Street, broke the front door glass, entered the businesses and stole the register drawers containing cash,” said Matthews.
“In addition, the suspect attempted to burglarize a restaurant on Cheney Highway that same morning, and another restaurant located on Columbia Boulevard early Friday morning.”
Matthews said that investigative evidence led to the identity of the suspect, who was arrested at his residence without incident on Friday at approximately 10 a.m.
Following the suspect’s arrest, a search warrant was conducted at his residence, and detectives recovered apparel that matched the suspect’s clothing in the recent burglary surveillance footage, burglary tools and a cash register drawer belonging to one of the burglarized restaurants.
Taylor was booked into the Brevard County Jail and is being held without bond.
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