A suspect who robbed a 7/11 store in Titusville was in custody within
minutes after two plainclothes detectives in an unmarked car spotted him just blocks from
At 5:46 P.M. on Wednesday, August 11th, Titusville Police Dispatchers received a 911
call from a clerk at the 7/11 store, 2 S. Hopkins Ave Titusville (US#1 and Garden St
intersection). The clerk reported a man had demanded cash and stated that he had a knife.
The suspect fled on a bicycle west on Garden St. Detectives JD McMartin and Alan
Davies, who were patrolling nearby in an unmarked car, spotted the suspect within 3
minutes in the area of Palm Ave. The suspect fled on foot from the detectives. After a
brief foot chase, the suspect was taken into custody.
Money from the robbery was recovered from the suspect. No weapon was recovered and the suspect denied having one (Florida Law allows that if a suspect implies they have a weapon during a robbery, they can still be charged with armed robbery). The clerk was not injured during the incident.
Titusville Police began using some plainclothes Detectives in unmarked cars on each
night shift at the beginning of the summer season to help in criminal apprehensions
because property crimes tend to increase during the summer.
ARRESTED: David Gerard Veaudry JR. of Titusville.
CHARGES: ARMED ROBBERY; RESISITING AN OFFICER; POSSESSION OF PHARMACEUTICAL
PILLS- Booked into Brevard County Jail –Bond $8500.00