Multi-Agency Efforts Lead to Arrest of Serial Armed Robbery Suspect

Saint Lucie County Sheriff

Saint Lucie County Sheriff

Thursday evening, members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Port St. Lucie Police Department arrested Timothy Scott Turner for multiple armed robberies throughout South Florida.

Turner, 46, is the primary suspect in several armed robberies in St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach and Broward counties and has been the subject of a manhunt by more than eight agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Most recently, Turner was suspected in the robbery of a Dollar General, Winn Dixie in Port St. Lucie and a Publix in Martin County.

“Through investigative means, our deputies were able to locate Mr. Turner and conduct a traffic stop on him that led to the identification of clothing that matched that of the suspect in recent robberies,” Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said. “A handgun matching the description of the one used in the robberies was also recovered.”

“We in law enforcement know that criminals know no jurisdictional boundaries,” Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said. “The residents of the Treasure Coast should feel confident that local law enforcement work proactively and collaboratively each and every day to ensure a safe community. These strong working relationships have been recognized throughout Florida and by our federal agency partners and have been highly regarded as a model for other agencies to follow.”

“The members of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations and Special Investigations Divisions, along with the FBI, worked around the clock to bring this case to a successful conclusion, Sheriff William D. Snyder said. “The joint effort between the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, and Port St. Lucie Police Department, highlights our collaborative commitment to public safety.”

Turner was arrested and booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on two counts of armed robbery; other charges are pending. He is being held without bond until his first appearance in court.

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