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Man in custody after armed robbery and carjacking elderly man, police say

Posted at 3:02 PM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 06:23:51-05

A man is in custody after police say he committed armed robbery and then assaulted and carjacked a 75-year-old man in Indian River County on Saturday.

On Saturday, a man attempted to rob the Burger King restaurant on U.S. 1 south of Sebastian shortly before 7 a.m.

Shortly thereafter, a man matching the description of the attempted robbery at Burger King committed an armed robbery of the Cumberland Farms store at the corner of Barber Street and Sebastian Boulevard.



Sebastian police say it appears that the suspect parked his vehicle on Clearmont Street.

Shortly thereafter, a man matching the same description confronted a 75-year-old man in his garage on nearby Landsdown Drive.

The suspect carjacked the victim by physical assault and fled in the victim's car.

Deputies from Indian River County spotted the vehicle and began a pursuit. Video released Monday showed the chase and arrest. (watch the chase in the video player above)

The suspect, Dallas Ray Baldwin, was apprehended after authorities deployed tire deflation equipment and stopped the vehicle through the use of the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) by a Sebastian police officer.

Baldwin was transported to the Indian River County Jail with additional charges from Sebastian police of robbery, carjacking, battery on an elderly person over 65 and other felony and misdemeanor charges.