A 28-year-old man is behind bars after stealing $900 worth of merchandise from a GameStop in Port St. Lucie over the weekend.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department said the armed robbery happened on February 12 at around 11:37 a.m. at GameStop along US-1.
Authorities said Jason Crawford, 28, walked into the store and selected more than $900 worth of merchandise, including a Nintendo Switch, video games and accessories. Crawford went to the cash register to check and that’s when police say Crawford provided his extended warranty ID.
Crawford became angry during the transaction, threatened the cashier with a utility knife before demanding that his items be bagged, police say. Crawford then fled on foot without the stolen items and drove to a nearby Walmart, where he stole a bicycle before returning home.
The GameStop employee was able to provide officers with information they remembered from the suspect’s ID card, which led officers directly to the nearby Crawfords. Authorities said they found him in his bedroom playing with the stolen gaming system.
Police arrested and charged Crawford with robbery with a weapon, petty theft and grand larceny.
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