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Police Nab 7-11 Robber Who Fled In Mercedes

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Cash. Glock. Tazer. Palm Beach County Arrest Report Reads Like Crime Drama…

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A brazen robbery at a 7-11 in Boynton Beach led to a police chase, a foot chase, the recovery of cash and a Glock.

We are publishing the complete police report just provided to BocaNewsNow.com by the Boynton Beach Police Department. It reads like a high-action crime drama:


On Friday, March 11, 2022 at approximately 0404 hours BBPD communications received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at 101 West Woolbright Road (7-11 Gas Station). The caller later identified as VICTIM advised that his store had just been robbed at gunpoint by a W/M wearing a black shirt and mask. The suspect was then seen entering a black sedan with a bicycle mounted to the rear trunk of the vehicle and leaving the area westbound on West Woolbright Rd towards Interstate 95.

Approximately 2 minutes later Sergeant Munro observed a vehicle matching the description provided by the VICTIM (Black 2012 Mercedes CLS 550 FL Tag IDD3E) with a white bicycle mounted to the trunk traveling northbound on Interstate 95 approaching Gateway Blvd. Upon immediate sight of Sergeant Munro’s marked (Black and white police vehicle), the Mercedes began to take evasive action by increasing their speeds and turning off their vehicle exterior lights. Sergeant Munro immediately activated his emergency equipment (red/blue lights and audible siren) in an attempt to stop the Mercedes which ignored his attempts and continued northbound on Interstate 95.

The Mercedes continued northbound for approximately 8 miles until exiting at Southern Blvd. The Mercedes then began traveling westbound on Southern Blvd. The Mercedes then traveled towards Military Trail, NB on Military Trail where officers temporary lost sight of the vehicle. The Mercedes was then observed traveling eastbound on Southern Blvd, northbound on Australian, eastbound on Belvedere, northbound on Interstate 95, exited eastbound on 45th Street, southbound on Australian where officers again lost sight of the Mercedes. Officer Acosta then regains sight of the Mercedes westbound on Palm Beach Lakes Blvd to Okeechobee Blvd, eastbound on Okeechobee Blvd to Church St, eastbound on Old Okeechobee Blvd which curves south to Australian, southbound to Belvedere, eastbound to Interstate 95, southbound on Interstate 95 towards Forest Hill Blvd, eastbound on Forest Hill Blvd, southbound on Garden Avenue, eastbound on Maddock Street, southbound on Dixie, westbound on 10th Avenue North, southbound on Boutwell, westbound on 2nd Avenue North, northbound on Engle Rd, westbound on Buckley, northbound on Congress Ave. The Mercedes then pulled into the Marathon Gas Station (3276 S Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL).

Upon coming to a stop at the Marathon Gas Station, Officer Rivera, Officer Acosta, Sergeant Munro pulled in behind the Mercedes in an attempt to conduct a felony traffic stop. As Officer Acosta exited his vehicle, suspect W/M later identified as Mackenzie Martin-Brown opened the driver’s door of the Mercedes and began running southbound. Officer Acosta gave chase for approx. 200 yards southbound and 100 yards eastbound towards the rear of PNC. At this time Officer Acosta deployed his taser, striking Martin-Brown in the back area which caused Martin-Brown to throw loose cash that he was holding in his hands. Search incident to arrest of Martin-Brown revealed a black Glock 42 .380 S/N ABBN117 (which had 6 rounds in the magazine).

Officer Davis made contact with the VICTIM who provided a sworn statement which was captured via Officer Davis BWC. VICTIM advised that the suspect Martin-Brown entered the store selecting numerous items, then approaching the cashier counter. While at the cashiers counter the Martin-Brown produced a black Glock Style semi-automatic handgun and placed it on the cashier’s counter pointed directly at the VICTIM. VICTIM who was in fear for his life immediately put is his hands in the air at which time Martin-Brown stated “Give me the money in the register”, VICTIM complied and provided Martin-Brown with (money) in different nominations. Martin-Brown then left the store with the plastic bag of merchandise and the While on scene the VICTIM was transported to 3276 S Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL, where a show up was conducted confirming that Martin-Brown was the suspect who committed the robbery.

Based on the aforementioned I find probable cause to charge Martin-Brown with 1 count of Robbery with a Firearm pursuant to FSS 812.13(2a), 1 count of Fleeing and Eluding (reckless) pursuant to FSS 316.1935(3a). I also find probable cause to charge Smith with 1 count of Possession of MDMA pursuant to FSS 893.13(6a) and 1 count of Giving false name upon being Detained pursuant to FSS 901.36(1).


Brown was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. We will update with his holding information, and arrest photograph, once the arrest is processed by the jail officials.

 

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