[UPDATE] TPD Investigating Shoe Theft, Suspect Gets Away on Bicycle

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

[UPDATE] 5-20 2:28pm

The Tallahassee Police Department sent a press release yesterday, May 19th, regarding a robbery at Bealls, located on Capital Circle North East earlier this week. That release included several photos of the suspect inside the store.

This morning, as he arrived at work and reviewed his e-mail, Officer Bill Brannon saw the release and photographs. He immediately recognized the suspect as Emmanuel Edwards. Officer Brannon then observed a bicycle matching the one described during the incident, outside of Edward’s residence. Investigator Bob Todd responded to the residence, and continued the investigation. Additional evidence was located, and Edwards was eventually arrested for the incident.

Emmanuel Edwards, black male, 6/29/1960
Charged with: Robbery with a Weapon


Pictures are attached above.

Tallahassee, Florida - May 20, 2011 -

Tallahassee Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery Monday, May 16 at approximately 1:35pm. A black male entered Bealls (3240 Capital Circle North East) selected a pair of shoes, and walked out without paying. A Bealls Loss Prevention employee attempted to detain the suspect, leading to a struggle in the parking lot. During the struggle, the suspect threatened the employee with a knife and then fled the area on a bicycle. The suspect traveled southbound on Capital Circle NE riding a blue ten speed bicycle with white curved handle bars.

The suspect is described as follows:
Black/Male, 40-50 years-old, 5’08-5’11, 175-200lbs, white t-shirt, khaki shorts, blue and white tennis shoes, short black hair, red hat, glasses, and a black back pack.

The victim was not injured during this incident. Anyone who recognizes the subject in the photos, with information related to this incident, or any other criminal activity is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at 891-4200 or Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 576-TIPS. Please remember, Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name. You could be eligible for a reward.

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