Fernandina Beach Police
Fernandina Beach Police
The Fernandina Beach Police Department has announced that an active arrest warrant has been obtained for Christon L. Crabtree in connection with the armed robbery that occurred on September 18, 2009 at the Advance America Cash Advance store on South 8th Street. The local charges carry a $250,000 bond, however, Crabtree is currently being held without bond in Kentucky on unrelated charges by the United States Marshal’s Service.

On September 18th the Fernandina Beach Police Department received a report of a bomb threat at Fernandina Beach High School and minutes later responded to an armed robbery incident at Advance America Cash Advance located at 1714 South 8th Street.

Christon L. Crabtree
Christon L. Crabtree

On September 24th detectives received a tip that led investigators to the identity of the suspect, Christon Crabtree, and confirmed that he had left the area and was enroute to Fort Knox, Kentucky. Once on his trail detectives learned that the FBI had recently arrested Crabtree on September 21st for trespassing on a military base and inter-state stalking.

Fernandina Beach Detectives continue to work with the FBI in an attempt to connect the armed robbery with the bomb threat in Fernandina Beach, as well as determining the relationship between these crimes and the bizarre events at Fort Knox.

Contact Information:
Det. Freddie Peake, Fernandina Beach Police Department, 904-277-7342 X245
Captain David Bishop, Fernandina Beach Police Department, 904-277-7342 x233

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