Stuart Police and Martin County Sheriffs Resolve Hostage Situation; Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect
Stuart - Tuesday September 20, 2022: Stuart Police Officers and Martin County Sheriff's resolved a reported hostage situation at a Subway store in Stuart Sunday night.
They responded to a 911 call from a clerk at the Subway which is located at 839 SW Federal Highway. The clerk said he was being held at knife point by a man who wanted to rob the store.
Stuart PD and MCSO officers convinced the man to lay down the weapon after a brief exchange. The knife along with a bag containing approximately $350 was recovered from behind the counter.
The suspect, Sylvester Brinkley Jr., was taken into custody on charges of Armed Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment while Armed, and Burglary of an Occupied Structure with an Assault or Battery while Armed.
Stuart Police Department Detective Zach Pucci made the arrest.