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Officers Capture Robbery Suspect within Minutes
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

(Titusville, FL)-- A man was arrested within minutes of robbing a disabled woman of her purse at a local restaurant.

 

At approximately 6:45 p.m. on 7-13-2010, at the Village Inn restaurant, South Washington Ave Titusville, a suspect pretended to hold the door open for a disabled woman entering the restaurant. Instead, he grabbed the woman's purse and fled south/west toward River Breeze apartments on Court St.

 

An employee and customer called police and gave a description of the suspect and direction of travel. Within minutes, several Titusville officers spotted the suspect nearby and arrested him after a brief foot chase.

 

DEMETRICE ALEXANDER SMITH, 19 of Titusville, has been charged with ROBBERY BY SUDDEN SNATCHING- which will have enhanced penalties because the victim is disabled; & RESISTING AN OFFICER.

 

Our officers just recently arrested this suspect for Loitering & Prowling; and they have also arrested him previously for Burglary, Possession of Cocaine, and Resisting an Officer.

 

 

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