Police spokesman Capt. David Bernhardt said because of the entertainment district unit which is manned with 10 officers, two sergeants and a lieutenant Clematis Street is one of the safest places in the city.
The alleged victim refused, prompting the armed man to charge his gun "several times," an action that Rolex Explorer usually loads a round into the weapon's chamber.
Police found that the vehicle was registered to McDonald.
The unit does proactive patrols and while there have been a few robberies on the street, there hasn't been anything like the December incident in a while, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold And Silver
The second suspect told the armed man to kill the man after he refused to give up his wallet.
The incident occured Dec. The alleged victim, a manager at Roxy's, told police he was with another person in an alley near 309 Clematis St. when two men approached them.
One of the men pointed a silver automatic handgun at one of the alleged victim's chests and demanded his cell phone, according to a city police probable cause affidavit.
Joseph McDonald, 26, of Riviera Beach, faces charges of robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without an intent to kill. He was arrested last weekend.
is accused of trying to rob a manager of Roxy's Pub on Clematis Street by gun point, a violent crime seldom seen in the downtown West Palm Beach entertainment district because of increased patrols.
two men then fled north on Dixie Highway.
On Dec. 31, police met with one of the alleged victims, who positively identified McDonald from a lineup as the man armed with the gun, the affidavit says.
Roxy's Pub manager held up
The accuser called police and gave a description of the suspects. Responding officers spotted two men running to a waiting GMC SUV.
McDonald was booked into the county jail on Friday and released the next day after posting $15,000 bond, records show.
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