82-year-old man fights back in robbery at bank ATM, Cocoa police say

Police were able to find Avander Rice, 51, through the bank’s surveillance.

A man wanted for a robbery at the Chase Bank on Brevard Avenue is now in custody, police say.

Authorities say Avander Rice, 51, went to a Chase Bank ATM on Monday to withdraw $100, but when he was declined he decided to rob a fellow bank customer.

Surveillance video showed Rice waited for an 82-year-old man to withdraw money from the machine, grabbed the money and took off in his car.

Before Rice got away, the victim, and another bank customer, tried to stop him.

Authorities said the victim jumped into the open window of the suspect’s vehicle, grabbing the suspect, trying to retrieve his money. While the other bank customer grabbed on to the the suspect’s vehicle until he fell off.

Police have not released how much money was taken, but Chase Bank restored the money back to the man’s account.

Despite a few scratches the victim says he is OK, telling WESH 2 News’s Dan Billow off-camera that in a way he feels sorry for the suspect.

Source: 82-year-old man fights back in robbery at bank ATM, Cocoa police say

Busted: Boy Scout trailer thief

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have arrested a suspect who admitted to authorities that he took the 10-foot Boy Scouts of America Troop enclosed trailer last week in Melbourne.

The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Stephen Joseph Petnel.

Police say they were able to locate the Boy Scout trailer on Wednesday after verifying the VIN number on the trailer. The trailer had been painted and the Boy Scout lettering was removed by Petnel to hide the trailer, according to police.

Petnel later confessed to authorities on Thursday about taking the trailer.

He has been charged with two counts of Grand Theft,  possession of burglary tools and removing/altering personal property.

Source SpaceCoast Daily

Re-post: Rockledge car vandals

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