Last Tuesday afternoon, employees at the Coconut Creek CVS notified the authorities and said that they had been robbed by two men who claimed they currently have the novel coronavirus.
While speaking with the police, the workers said that they believed the men had been driving a white van and that they had stolen many bottles of detergent, in addition to two 12-packs of Corona beer. They also offered what they believed was the license plate number on the van to the authorities.
Within minutes of the report made by the CVS employees, the police reportedly spotted the white vehicle, and they forced it to stop by blocking it in.
When the vehicle, which was reportedly found to be stolen from Ft. Lauderdale, came to a stop the driver allegedly bolted on foot while the passenger stayed seated in place.
The driver was apprehended just under a block from where he began to flee. The man, who allegedly refused to give his personal information to the police, was later identified as 32-year-old Steven Cyriacks.
When he was caught, Cyriacks allegedly issued threats by saying that he would go to the detective’s home and harm them.
Cyriacks was booked into the county jail, and he is being charged for suspicion of shoplifting, grand theft of an automobile, and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $2,000 bond.
The passenger, identified as 42-year-old Zavier Ahmad Permenter, was also arrested for suspicion of petty theft, and accessory to a felony. His bond was set at $1,000.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.