Police say Riviera Beach robber shot dead by victim

Posted at 6:29 AM, Oct 24, 2016

Police said an armed robber in Riviera Beach is dead after one of his victims shot him Saturday night.

According to police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown, at about 8:55 p.m. officers responded to 111 East 27th St. for a reported robbery and shooting.

Officers arrived and found a man lying in the road who was shot.  Riviera Beach Fire Rescue responded and declared him dead at the scene.


Detectives said the dead man, identified as Julnord Vilsaint, 36, had approached three individuals who were barbecuing in front of their residence.

Police said Vilsaint pointed a firearm toward the three individuals and demanded that they turn over their valuables.

During the incident, one of the victims removed a shotgun from the rear bed of a truck and fired two shots towards Vilsaint.

After the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner responded to the scene,  police found a handgun underneath Vilsaint's body.

Brown said a cellphone belonging to one of the victims was also in his possession.

Police also recovered a stolen vehicle in front of 101 East 27th St. that police believe Vilsaint was driving before the incident.

This investigation is continuing. Police ask anyone with related information to contact them at (561) 845-4123 or CrimeStoppers at 800-458-TIPS.