Man ambushes woman, robs West Melbourne store

Published On: Feb 27 2014 12:15:40 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 27 2014 12:23:13 PM EST

West Melbourne Police Department

A man robbed an Advance America Cash Advance store location in Melbourne.


Police are investigating a robbery in Melbourne that occurred early Saturday morning.

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The manager of Advance America Cash Advance was approached by a man at 8:30 a.m. as she was opening the store for business, police said.  The store is at 2265 West New Haven Ave. in West Melbourne.

The man implied that he had a gun and followed the woman inside the store demanding cash, according to a news release from West Melbourne police.

The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, and there were no reported injuries. He is believed to be driving a late 1990s or early 2000s Ford Crown Victoria.

Detectives ask anyone with information to contact Crimeline at 800-423-8477. Callers remain anonymous and may be eligible for an award.


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