Man arrested after car crashes into Fort Pierce Taco Bell

FORT PIERCE — For a third time in a week armed robbers have struck, but this time one was arrested after the assailants backed their car into the Taco Bell on U. S. 1 following a fight in a car, according to police reports.

The crash caused $20,000 in damage, according to the reports. Investigators can’t say if the three armed robberies are related.

No arrests have been made in the two previous robberies, both involving small groups of males confronting lone individuals on the streets. On Feb. 15, at 9:40 a.m. a pedestrian was robbed of a $2,200 tax refund while walking at the corner of North 27th Street and Avenue M, reports states.

Then at 5:42 p.m. Friday, a bicyclist was on the sidewalk in the 800 block of Orange Avenue when he was hit in the face by a gun held by one of three males who accosted him, reports state. The victim’s wallet and bicycle was taken.

Later that night, at 10:22 p.m., a male was kissing his girlfriend in a car in the Taco Bell when someone she knew parked next to them. A man, now identified as Jordan Oliver, 21, of Port St. Lucie, came up to their car window and asked for a light, the reports state.

The boyfriend was hit in the face and the assailant got into the back seat and reached for the victim’s money, leading to a scuffle inside the car. The second male got into the car and attempted to choke the victim and drag him into the back seat.

When the girlfriend attempted to get out, she was grabbed by the hair. But she broke free and ran into the restaurant to get help.

The assailants fled to their car and rammed the building while backing up. Then they sped off.

Within hours Oliver was arrested on charges of armed robbery and damaging a building. Oliver, of the 900 block of Southeast Proctor Lane, was arrested by detectives who brought him in for questioning about his reporting his car being stolen.

When asked about the robbery, he refused to talk.