Cocoa Beach Police arrested Russell Shaw, 52, of Mims and Marc Roberge, 37, of Titusville early Friday morning around 2:30 a.m. after they were found inside the Florida Power & Light substation on 241 West Columbia Lane.
Both suspects were found to be in possession of burglary tools and thousands of dollars worth of property from inside the compound.
Cocoa Beach Police Officer Raul Adames was on foot patrol in the area when he heard voices coming from inside the secured facility. As a result, police officers established a perimeter and called for assistance from a BCSO K-9 team where they eventually arrested Shaw and Roberge without incident.
Evidence related to the crime was also located inside the arrestees’ nearby vehicle.
Investigation is ongoing to determine if other similar incidents have occurred in surrounding cities and counties.
Shaw and Roberge were charged with Burglary; Grand Theft; Possession of Burglary Tools, and taken to the Brevard County Jail.
This article first appeared on Space Coast Daily