Police arrest man suspected of stealing crate from Indialantic


INDIALANTIC, Florida. – A man suspected of robbing a Space Coast Credit Union in Indialantic was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Indialantic Police Department.

Juan Antonio Rodriguez Gonzalez, 34, is accused of robbing the bank on Tuesday morning.

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Police say he walked into the credit union and handed the clerk a note asking for money.

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Juan Antonio Rodriguez Gonzalez, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning and taken to Brevard County Jail. (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

According to an arrest report, the note read:

“Please don’t call the police before I leave, fill this bag with money and there will be no problems, no one will have any problems, just give me the money. Discrimination against me was unfair and i can’t work, they defamed me. and i’m disabled, excuse me, i’m doing it because i just need the money…”

The victim who received the note told police that Gonzalez started yelling at him, saying “Don’t call the police” and that he was hungry and needed money, according to an arrest report.

Officers said the victim told them he first asked for $1,500 and, after receiving it, asked for more money, leading the clerk to give Gonzalez $3,800 to the total.

After receiving the money, Gonzalez then fled the business and was later located at an Exxon petrol station in Melbourne Beach after officers were able to identify him based on a previous code breach. off the road, according to an arrest report.

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According to the report, Gonzalez told officers he was fired from work that day without pay, was upset and needed the money, but “didn’t have the intent to hurt anyone”.

Gonzalez faces robbery and robbery charges.

He was taken to Brevard County Jail and is being held on $11,000 bail, police said.

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