Detectives Arrest Serial Armed Robbery Suspect


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:11 PM


Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division with assistance from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) arrested a suspect in connection with armed robberies that occurred in late November 2016. Jessie Daniel Crawford, (DOB 12/19/1975) is also a suspect in multiple armed robberies that occurred in Brevard County jurisdiction. He is in the Brevard County Detention Center without bond.

               On November 27th and November 29th Crawford is believed to have entered the 7-11 at 947 Dixon Blvd. with his face covered and dressed in dark clothing. He displayed a firearm and demanded money from the clerk who complied. According to the victim, the suspect apologized before fleeing the store. Other similar robberies were reported in unincorporated Brevard County around the same time period.

 In December detectives received information from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office of a possible suspect later identified as Crawford. BSCO detectives were notified of Crawford’s arrest in Cottondale, Florida for unrelated crimes in that jurisdiction. A subsequent search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed evidence from the robberies in Cocoa including the clothing he appeared to be wearing at the time of the robbery. Once in custody the suspect confessed.

Crawford faces the following charges:

6 counts robbery with a firearm/weapon

2 counts Poss. of firearm by a convicted felon

4 county felony wear mask/hood

1 count robbery with no weapon

1 count felony failure to appear