On Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at approximately 4:00 A.M., the Melbourne Police Department responded to the Allied Veterans of the World arcade located at 3299 South Babcock Street in reference to an armed robbery.
During the robbery attempt, 18-year-old Mark Spivey was shot multiple times by an Allied Veterans security guard. Spivey fled the scene on foot but was soon located by police less than a block away from the business. Two other suspects that were with Spivey ran from the business and have not yet been caught.
Spivey remains in a local hospital under police guard and he will face charges associated with the armed robbery attempt and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident.
If you have any information, police ask that you please call Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) or The Melbourne Police Department’s Crime Tip Line: 321-409-2259.
UPDATE: Jerry Bass, National Commander of Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. & Affiliates, said in an email to Brevard Times that the internet cafe is no longer associated with Allied Veterans of the World.