Cocoa Beach Police Arrest Two Suspects For Armed Robbery at 7-Eleven
By Space Coast Daily // August 27, 2021
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach Police have arrested Ronald Charles, 26, of Daytona Beach, and Logan Arnold, 32, of Rockledge, following their alleged involvement in an armed robbery on Thursday with a firearm in the parking lot of 7-Eleven on N. Atlantic Ave. in Cocoa Beach that occurred minutes prior before 4 p.m.
Cocoa Beach Police responded to the convenience store and met with the Bradenton victim who informed officers that Charles and Arnold were his “Uber drivers” who picked him up in a blue Hyundai with Texas tags.
The victim asked to stop at 7-Eleven. While in the parking lot, it is alleged that Charles, the driver, pointed a firearm at the victim, while Arnold ordered the victim out of the vehicle and demanded an undisclosed amount of cash. Charles and Arnold then fled southbound in the Hyundai.
Within minutes, Officer Ryan Meehan located the Hyundai in the parking lot of 2067 N. Atlantic Ave. and detained Charles while radioing to other responding officers that Arnold was running across A1A.
“Officers Brandon Hatzel and Garreth Givans subsequently caught Arnold while he was attempting to enter other parked vehicles, perhaps to hide, and took him into custody without incident,” said a police spokesperson.
Arnold was also in possession of suspected methamphetamine.
The Hyundai was discovered to be stolen out of Texas and the firearm in question was found inside.
Charles was charged with Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Arnold was charged with Armed Robbery with a Firearm and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Both, Charles and Arnold, were transported to the county jail, held on a No Bond status.
“Another fantastic team effort by our officers to quickly and safely get these dangerous individuals off the streets,” said a Cocoa Beach Police spokesperson.