Man suspected in robbery captured after crash

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MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - A man who deputies believe was involved in a robbery at the Merritt Island Square Mall was taken into custody after crashing a car in a Brevard County neighborhood.

According to deputies, the robbery happened Friday afternoon.

Investigators said when the robbery suspect was driving, he encountered a deputy's cruiser and began to speed away. In the process, he crashed into another vehicle and continued to flee.

Later, he crashed his car into a tree along Capeview Street on Merritt Island. He climbed out of the car and ran from the scene, according to investigators.

Deputies began searching the neighborhood and took the man into custody a short time later.