Ice Cream Truck Driver Escapes Attempted Robbery
A man driving an ice cream truck had a gun pulled on him Tuesday, and the suspect has recently been identified as a 17-year-old man.
On Tuesday (June 23) at about 6:16 p.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of S.W. 2nd St. in reference to a robbery.
The victim, Rigoberto Reyes, reported that he was inside his ice cream truck, which was parked on the side of the roadway in front of a home at 1741 S.W. Second St.
A man approached the passenger's side of the ice cream truck where the window is located, pulled his shirt over his nose, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded money.
Reyes made it back to the driver’s seat of his truck, drove off and phoned the police. The suspect was unsuccessful in obtaining any money from Reyes.
During the investigation, a suspect was positively identified as the robber. A warrant was obtained by Detective Mike Bowman for the arrest of Kadrian Clayton, 17.
On Thursday, Detective Bowman, with the assistance of patrol officers, was able to locate and apprehend Clayton after a short foot chase.
Clayton declined to speak with officers and was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
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