Fla. suspect busted after leaving wallet at crime scene

25-year-old Benjamin Alexander Shaw demanded money from a Circle K store clerk, threatening to return with a gun if he refused


Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It was easy for authorities in central Florida to find a robbery suspect. They say 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 Monday night, threatening to return with a gun if he refused.

(Brevard County Sheriff's Office Image)
(Brevard County Sheriff's Office Image)

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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