Robbery suspect arrested after leaving wallet behind

Author: Associated Press
MGN Online

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A suspected robber made it easy for police in Merritt Island to find him. He left his wallet at a Cape Canaveral convenience store he’s accused of robbing.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office says 25-year-old Benjamin Alexander Shaw demanded money from a Circle K store clerk on Monday night, threatening to return with a gun if he refused.

An arrest report says Shaw got $40 and left the store. Police arrived and the clerk handed them Shaw’s wallet with an ID inside.

Florida Today ( ) reports Shaw was found a few blocks away and arrested. The clerk identified him and the incident was caught on surveillance video.

Shaw remains in the Brevard County Jail, charged with robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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