Thursday, June 6, 2013

Suspect Charged With Robbing Woman In Wheel Chair

COCOA, Florida -- Earlier today, Agents with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested 16-year-old and charged him with Robbery by Sudden Snatching, Criminal Mischief and Violation of Probation.  


The teen is accused of luring a disabled woman in a wheel chair to a nearby abandoned home by offering her deal on a gasoline powered wheelchair.  He then allegedly took the victims fanny pack with currency and personal items by force, damaged the victim's wheelchair, and fled the area. 


Agents received a CRIMELINE tip, which led to the teen's identity and was located on Montclaire Street in Cocoa.  The teen was transported to the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center. 


Anyone with additional information about the incident is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office West Precinct General Crimes Unit at (321) 633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800- 423-TIPS (8477). 


All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.