Three teenage suspects in the armed robbery of a Mary Esther business are in custody.
Watercloud Vapes at 300 Mary Esther Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint around 4:20 yesterday afternoon. The Victim reported two young black males, later identified as 15-year olds Jayden Brooks of Crestview and Jaiden Grant of Niceville, entered his store and asked to see specific products in the rear of the store. The victim walked into the back of the store and the subjects followed. When the victim turned around he says Brooks displayed a gun with blue coloring and put it against his head, demanding cash. When the victim replied he didn’t have any cash, he says Brooks became very agitated and searched his pockets, uttering threats to “Blow his head off.” Brooks then pulled the slide back on the gun, chambering a round. Grant filled a box with approximately $3000.00 worth of various brands of legalized THC vape products. Both defendants then ran out of the store and got into a vehicle operated by 18 year old Chase Michael Davis of Crestview.
All suspects were located and a Glock style handgun with blue coloring and another firearm were recovered from a home in Crestview. The distinctive clothing worn by Brooks during the robbery was also recovered along with some of the stolen products from the store.
Brooks, Grant, and Davis face charges of armed robbery and grand theft.