Update: North Lauderdale Brazen Strong Arm Robbery On Mom and Kids

A Florida man wanted in connection with the strong arm robbery of a mother in front of her kids, who was caught on surveillance cameras at a North Lauderdale grocery store on August 23rd, has been arrested.

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Thanks to a $10,000 reward offered by Crime Stoppers, a tip came in a few days later and now the suspect caught on video committing the strong arm robbery has a name. It’s Marcravio Grace, 27. He was arrested Thursday and faces a robbery charge in connection with the attack.

Florida Jolt readers remember our story about the robbery that was caught on store surveillance video. The victim, Jessica Greer, was walking into the Broward Meat and Fish Market on West McNab Road with her three kids when the man ran up to her from behind, grabbed her necklace and punched her before running from the scene.

Our Original Report: Brazen Robber Attacks Mother With Children

The footage also showed the suspect arriving at the shopping plaza in a light-colored Nissan. He parked his car and followed the woman from the parking lot, by walking parallel to her in the next lane over all the way into the store.

The victim, Jessica Greer, told NBC 6 the attack left her family in fear.

“It’s been horrible. I can’t go to a grocery store. My kids are traumatized. They don’t want to go to school,” she said after the incident.

“I am overwhelmed,” Greer said of the news of the Grace’s arrest. “Anxious, very happy and grateful,” “I can sleep tonight knowing I don’t have to look over my shoulders,” Greer said.

Grace was arrested in Fort Lauderdale and was transported to the Broward County Jail where he was charged with strong arm robbery, possession of Alprazolam, and violation of probation. He is being held on no bond until trial, Broward Sheriff’s Office officials said.

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