SEBASTIAN — A 34-year-old man was jailed after deputies stated he robbed a TD Financial institution in Melbourne and led officers on a chase Wednesday. Brevard County Sheriff’s Workplace released footage of the multi-agency pursuit on its Fb web page.
Video offered by Brevard County Sheriff’s Workplace
“Earlier as we speak our group members and our nice companions from varied native legislation enforcement businesses did an unbelievable job of taking a financial institution robber off our streets and placing him behind bars which is precisely the place he belongs,” Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated in a press release Wednesday on Fb.
Bernard Rogers Jr., of the 1100 block of Barber Road, Sebastian, was charged with theft with a firearm, grand theft greater than $750 and fleeing and eluding. Rogers was held Thursday on the Brevard County Jail with out bond.
Financial institution workers known as 911 about 11:38 a.m. Wednesday and instructed dispatchers the enterprise had simply been robbed. The staff stated a person pointed a black handgun immediately at them and demanded cash, Brevard County sheriff’s officers stated.
The person left the financial institution with a bag containing an undisclosed amount of money, authorities stated. Staff described the person as black, weighing 220-to-250 kilos, and sporting a white T-shirt, pink belt, pants and Nike footwear, sheriff’s officers stated.
Legislation enforcement officers from Brevard County Sheriff’s Workplace, Melbourne Police Division, Cocoa Police Division, Rockledge Police Division and Florida Freeway Patrol started looking out close by streets for the person.
Officers noticed a person matching the suspect’s description driving a blue 2022 Hyundai Genesis. Sheriff’s officers stated the person, later recognized as Rogers, ran a number of cease indicators and made U-turns to flee officers in pursuit.
Rogers ultimately stopped the automotive on the intersection of U.S. 1 and State Highway 520. After being detained by legislation enforcement, Rogers instructed officers that “he made dangerous choices,” sheriff’s officers stated.
Rogers was arrested and booked into the Brevard County Jail. Investigators later discovered Rogers was additionally needed for armed theft in Orange County, authorities stated.
“This case is an ideal instance of what occurs when legislation enforcement and residents companion collectively to take criminals off our streets,” Ivey stated. “Nice job by the TD Financial institution group in following their protocols and dealing with us to deliver the perpetrator to justice and likewise by the entire varied businesses that labored collectively to get a violent topic in custody.”