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Robbery Suspect Arrested

A local man was arrested for stealing cash from a woman and pushing her as she tried to pay for merchandise at a local convenience store located at 2 South Hopkins Avenue on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at approximately 3:00 AM.

Cecil Smart, 32, of Titusville, was charged with:

Robbery by Sudden Snatching

Aggravated Assault

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Battery

Petit Theft

Violation of Probation and Resisting Arrest without Violence.


The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect grabbed the victim’s money off of the store’s front counter, pushed her, made a verbal threat and then fled the scene on foot southbound on South Hopkins Avenue.

The victim was not injured.

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Officers arrived on scene, gathered initial investigative information and began a K9 track to apprehend the at-large suspect.

The suspect was spotted near the crime scene and was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

In addition, police recovered the suspect’s backpack containing two large machete-like knives, which were in his possession during the crime.

Smart was positively identified by witnesses and booked into the Brevard County Jail without bond.

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