Man fires shot into Melbourne ice cream shop during robbery

No one injured at Del's Freez

By Ezzy Castro - Reporter

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A man fired a shot through a walk-up window at a Melbourne ice cream shop, narrowly missing two employees, during a robbery Thursday night, according to police.

 No one was hurt in the shooting, which was reported around 9:45 p.m. at Del's Freez on North Harbor City Boulevard in Melbourne.

Melbourne police said the man approached the window and placed an order before taking out a gun and demanding money from employees.

When the clerks backed away from the window, the man fired one shot through the open window, police said. The shot struck the interior of the business between the two employees, police said.

"This is Del's Freez. There's somebody that just robbed us and he just shot a gun," a 911 caller said. 

The man ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

The gunman was described as a black man, about 5 feet inches tall and 165-185 pounds. He was wearing a  black hooded sweatshirt, a gray T-shirt, a black hat and jeans.

Del's Freez, which opened in 1956, posted on Facebook that the store will be closed Friday because of the robbery.

"Thank you everyone for your concern in this matter. Thankfully, everybody is safe," the post said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731.

Del's Freez in Melbourne.


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