[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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  • by MartinPQuinn Location: Tallahassee on May 21, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    Great work TPD!!
  • by J Marks Location: Tally on May 20, 2011 at 04:40 PM
    To: Bill Proctor...the Hispanics and Indians were too busy working today to commit any crimes. All this guy did was shoplift and he is in Jail. You committed 206 counts ...you should pay your fine or do 206 days at the work camp. Oops...I forget..you do not believe in work...just racism
  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 02:37 PM
    this old fool is a thug ....
  • by Nabi2007 Location: out of my mind on May 20, 2011 at 01:13 PM
    @ Anon on May 20, 2011 at 02:33 PM in reply to C'Mon: You said "...as not credible because of you're lack of common knowledge...." Kind of defeats your own credibility in the arena of knowledge and grammer, wouldn't you say???? Pot meet kettle
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      by Cheryl on May 20, 2011 at 04:44 PM in reply to Nabi2007
      You are definitely calling the kettle black Pot. GrammAr!
  • by LOL Location: tally on May 20, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    his glamour shot got him...good job TPD.
  • by Just?Me Location: Edge of Reality on May 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    I don't understand the mentality here. The first picture shows him talking on a cell phone. I know that a "Digital Everything" plan can be expensive, but if you can afford to keep cell service going, what is the thought process behind thinking it's ok to steal a pair of shoes from Bealls? Did someone convince him that everything in life was going to be free? Is it habit because the rest of us are already paying the rent, providing WIC and food stamps, h3ll, maybe even the cell phone is subsidized. What's next - the car payment and an unlimited gas card?
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      by Shaunequa on May 20, 2011 at 01:25 PM in reply to Just?Me
      I sure hope so. The coverage that BOOST mobile has is horrible and my Cadillac gets about 12 miles per gallon
  • by Jeff Location: Tally on May 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    Of course it's robbery. He took something with force.
  • by Shaunequa Location: Quincy on May 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM
    Someone tell me who this man is so I can ask him out on a date please.
    • reply
      by sarc on May 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM in reply to Shaunequa
      he's my husband, actually..sorry, better luck finding someone better!
  • by Bubba on May 20, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    With all the crime taking place at the capitol, this is what we are wasting time on?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 02:42 PM in reply to Bubba
      a crime is a crime.
  • by Natty Bumpo Location: Tally on May 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    1. Petit Theft (no pair of shoes from Bealls could be over $300.00), misdemeanor. 2. Resisting a Merchant. Also a misdemeanor. 3. Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Third degree felony. This is the simplest way to charge this, and simplest is almost always best.
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      by Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 11:25 AM in reply to Natty Bumpo
      Wait now let get it right....attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. C'mon does it really matter none of you are going to be the law enforcement officer that decides the charge or the state attorney's office that offers the lesser charge. Give it up.
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      by Tallanasty on May 21, 2011 at 02:21 AM in reply to Natty Bumpo
      Petit Theft becomes a felony when you have 3 or more prior convictions for it, which applies to this idiot.
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