Arcade robbers identified and wanted after help from social media
On Sunday evening, July 17th, Sarah Kendrick knocked on the door of Treasure Arcade in Roseland asking to be let back into the business to retrieve an item she left behind. Then, Richard Rivera entered the business when the door was opened. He a mask on his face and brandished a handgun. He demanded cash from the on duty employee.
Later that evening, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office posted photos from surveillance video on their Facebook page. Kendrick and Rivera were identified as residents of Palm Bay. A search warrant was executed at their residence. This is in the 100 block of Daffodil Drive in Palm Bay. Palm Bay PD S.W.A.T. Team assisted the Indian River County Sheriff’s. The search warrant was executed. Items of evidence from the robbery were recovered.
Warrants have been obtained.
Warrants were obtained for Rivera. The charges are robbery with a deadly weapon, third degree grand theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Warrants were also obtained for Kendrick for robbery with a deadly weapon and third degree grand theft.
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “Social media was the key to solving this case. Our detectives have worked tirelessly since the robbery occurred to make sure these dangerous individuals are held accountable for their actions. You helped us identify them, now we need your help putting them behind bars where they belong.”
Detectives are currently searching for Rivera and Kendrick who were last seen in a black Ford Expedition. They have also been known to stay in area hotels. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two:
- should call 9-1-1
- contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00.