SEBASTIAN – A few days after robbing the Treasure Arcade at gunpoint in Sebastian, the suspects have been identified.
As Sebastian Daily reported, two suspects entered the arcade with a gun and ran off with $3,100.
Sarah Kendrick was the female who knocked on the door of Treasure Arcade in Roseland/Sebastian asking to be let back into the business to retrieve an item she left behind.
When the door was opened, Richard Rivera entered the business with a mask on his face and brandished a handgun demanding cash from the on duty employee.
Later that evening, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office posted photos from surveillance video of the two to our Facebook page.
Kendrick and Rivera were quickly identified as residents of Palm Bay.
Earlier today, a search warrant was executed at their residence, in the 100 block of Daffodil Drive in Palm Bay.
Palm Bay Police Department S.W.A.T. Team assisted Indian River County Sheriff’s Detectives in the execution of the search warrant, where items of evidence from the robbery were recovered.
Warrants were obtained for Rivera for robbery with a deadly weapon, third-degree grand theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Warrants were also obtained for Kendrick for robbery with a deadly weapon and third-degree grand theft.
“Social media was the key to solving this case. Our detectives have worked tirelessly since the robbery occurred to make sure these dangerous individuals are held accountable for their actions. You helped us identify them, now we need your help putting them behind bars where they belong,” Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated.
Detectives are currently searching for Rivera and Kendrick who were last seen in a black Ford Expedition.
They have also been known to stay in area hotels.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two should call 9-1-1 or contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00.