Armed Robbery with Shots Fired in Melbourne

Man fires handgun into Del's Freeze in Melbourne.
Man fires handgun into Del's Freeze in Melbourne. (Photo: MPD)

MELBOURNE, Florida – On Wednesday, at approximately 9:54 p.m., Melbourne Police Officers responded to Del’s Freeze, located at 402 N. Harbor City Blvd, regarding an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, they learned that a black male, described as 5’11” weighing approximately 170 pounds approached the window and began placing an order. While in the process of placing the order, he produced a handgun and demanded money.

Melbourne man points gun at employees.
Melbourne man points gun at employees.

When the clerks backed away from the window, the suspect fired a single shot through the open ordering window. The shot struck the ground in between the two employees as they were complying with his demands.

The suspect then fled southbound on foot with cash taken in the robbery.

A search involving multiple police units, canine, and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit met with negative results.

Suspect at large.
Suspect at large.

The Melbourne Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect. Person(s) with information are urged to call Detective Jay Hazelett at 321-608-6462 or the Melbourne Police Department main line at 321-608-6731.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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