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The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) arrests two people for their roles in an early-morning gas station robbery near Daytona International Speedway with assistance from the Volusia Sheriff’s Office (VSO).
33-year-old John M. Graham (left) – a Winter Park resident – faces felony charges of robbery with a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit following this morning’s (January 4, 2022) incident at the Sunoco on 2501 West International Speedway Boulevard (ISB).
Another Winter Park resident – 24-year-old Klandi T. Brooks (right) - is charged with felony principle to robbery with a firearm in this incident.
Brooks and Graham are also facing charges in another robbery early this morning in DeBary. For more information on that, please contact VSO.
Officers responded to the Sunoco soon after an employee called Volusia County emergency dispatch around 4:45 a.m., saying that a man wrapped in a blanket and wearing a wig, glasses, facemask and yellow shoes pulled a gun on her after he had asked her for a pack of cigarettes from behind the counter.
That man – later identified as Graham – fled after taking the cigarettes and some cash from the register, heading south towards Thames Road. K-9 units tracking the suspect managed to find the wig in a shopping plaza nearby and tire tracks that indicated the suspect may have fled in a vehicle.
While that search was going on, other DBPD officers discovered a rental truck parked near the Best Buy (1900 West ISB) which matched a vehicle that VSO was looking for in the DeBary robbery. They also found Graham and Brooks walking on foot through the nearby Wawa gas station and took them into custody after officers noticed that Graham’s description and clothing matched the suspect in the Sunoco robbery.
Soon after Graham was detained, officers found a firearm tucked in his waistband while doing a safety pat-down. A similar pat-down on Brooks turned up the keys to the rental truck found in the Best Buy parking lot.
Graham and Brooks are both held without bond at Volusia County Jail pending their first appearance in court.