1 arrested, 2 at large in JB Citgo Station Robbery.
In the early morning while we slept, the Martin County Sheriff’s helicopter was out looking for burglars that robbed a local gas station.
A observant citizen called 911 after noticing a burglary in progress at the Citgo on Dixie Highway at Jensen Beach. It happened early Monday morning. 3 men with a sledge hammer took off in a van after Martin County deputies arrived. There was a car chase. They crashed in Sewells Point. One suspect was caught. Two others are still on the loose.
At 2:30 a.m. the Martin County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a burglary in progress with males dressed in black and carrying sledge hammers at the Citgo station on Dixie Highway. When deputies arrived, the suspects ran out of the store and into a Ford Van, where they then fled from the responding deputies. After a brief pursuit, the vehicle stopped on North Sewalls Point Road where the suspects fled on foot. Martin County Sheriff’s Deputies, K-9 and Aviation, along with, Sewalls Point and Stuart Police Officers were quick to set up a perimeter in the surrounding area. During the perimeter and man hunt, Sgt. Ed Brochu located Quinton Brown in a wooded area near the vehicle. The investigation is still ongoing to locate the other suspects involved in this crime. (Martin County Sheriff)
Quinton Quontrail Brown, 31, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested on felony charges. This included burglary of structure while masked, grand theft while masked, criminal mischief while masked and possession of burglary tools, an arrest affidavit states.
“The first thing they did was cut the surveillance box.” Debra Breland said. “Then they broke into the ATM machine. She said they did not take cigarettes or lottery tickets.
July 18, 2016