Titusville police searching for armed man involved in 2 hit-and-run crashes

Unknown person crashed, fled scene, police say

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Police in Titusville are searching for an armed man who they say fled the scene of a hit-and-run crash.

Police said the unidentified man was involved in a traffic crash around 3 p.m. at Broad Street and Washington, and then another minutes later, at Washington Avenue and Garden Street. The person grabbed a firearm from a Mercury Marquis involved in the crash before fleeing the scene, according to authorities.

Police are actively searching the area for the man, and said they are trying to confirm reports the suspect also had body armor in his abandoned vehicle.

A photo released by Titusville police showed a man wearing a red shirt, black shorts and red shoes.

"I just saw the police fly down the road and the helicopters.  We had a whole bunch of cops running past our store,' said LaQuaisha Jeffrey.

Jeffrey works at the Cumberland Farms convenience store, which was just steps away from one of the crashes.

The photo released by police showed the suspect right outside of her store.

"He could’ve came inside with that gun and tried to rob us," she said. "So, it’s a very scary situation."

Anyone with information is asked to call Titusville Police at 321-264-7800.

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