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Arrest made in attempted robbery case

Friday, March 27, 2009

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Robert Speck
A Brazil man is in custody for his alleged involvement in an attempted robbery at a local convenience store Thursday evening.

Brazil City Police Department Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill confirmed to The Brazil Times Friday that Robert Speck, 18, is currently incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of mischief and attempted robbery stemming from an incident at Speedway Petroleum Corporation, 301 West National Avenue.

According to Hill, around 7:30 p.m., Thursday, an unidentified male and his girlfriend told officials that Speck attempted to start a fight. Although the couple tried to walk away several times, they reported he kept antagonizing them while entering the store.

After making their purchases and believing enough time had passed, the couple exited the store and walked to their vehicle.

However, Speck came back to make threats and demanded the male give up his wallet.

When they ran to their vehicle, Speck allegedly followed and kicked in the bed of their pickup truck before they were able to get away.

After taking statements from the couple and another unidentified person who witnessed the incident, Hill said he was able to locate the suspect a short time later. Speck was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his older brother, Daniel Speck.

Upon questioning, Robert Speck was taken into custody and transported to the CCJC.

Because Hill discovered a pipe allegedly used to smoke marijuana lying in plain sight inside the vehicle, Daniel Speck was issued a citation/summons to appear in court for an infraction charge of possession of paraphernalia and released from the scene.


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When I pulled up to my house (the stop was made at our corner) and saw the police and flashing lights I thought "oh great". BCPD did a professional job and we never had to worry after I realized they had the situation well under control. It was interesting to see this first hand. Guilty or innocent, I'm sure speedway has video. If so, let him have it Judge!

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Fri, Mar 27, 2009, at 8:40 PM

This kid's picture looks like a clean-cut guy that could have probably been hired by a local business. What's wrong with these people that they just want to TAKE and not earn?

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Sat, Mar 28, 2009, at 8:26 AM

I have NEVER know anyone who was smoking pot to act like that.

-- Posted by ape1 on Sat, Mar 28, 2009, at 10:22 AM

The drug if any was used at the time of the incident has nothing to do with it! He wanted something that was not his. Cause? Who cares. Have fun in jail. Ape 1 you make me wonder....

-- Posted by michael.galloway1 on Sun, Mar 29, 2009, at 12:05 AM

If he gots 2 million dollas then whats he gonna do wit some dude's wallet???

-- Posted by yubantode on Sun, Mar 29, 2009, at 6:05 PM

yubantode, first thing, where did you learn the english language? second, if he has 2 million dollars then why does he live in a p.o.s. modular and drive a junk truck with expired paper plates?

-- Posted by IIVIIy Name Is on Tue, Mar 31, 2009, at 5:08 AM


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