Thief arrested for stealing $900 worth of merchandise from GameStop, police say

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.

GameStop armed robbery along US-1 in Port St. Lucie.

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.

Surveillance video of Jason Crawford, 28, robbing a GameStop in Port St. Lucie at knifepoint.
Surveillance video of Jason Crawford, 28, robbing a GameStop in Port St. Lucie at knifepoint.

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.

Crawford fled the GameStop on foot without paying and went to a nearby Walmart where he...
Crawford fled the GameStop on foot without paying and drove to a nearby Walmart where he stole a bicycle, police say.

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.

Jason Crawford, 28, walked into the store and selected over $900 worth of merchandise to include a...
Jason Crawford, 28, entered the store and selected more than $900 worth of merchandise to include a Nintendo Switch, video games and accessories, police say.

Police arrested and charged Crawford with robbery with a weapon, petty theft and grand larceny.

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