Key Largo – A Key Largo man is in jail charged with robbing his pregnant ex girlfriend of cash she’d just picked up from Western Union.
The victim said she’d just picked up the $200 in cash at Denny’s Latin Café at the 99.6 mile marker of U.S. One at 3:30 p.m. She was standing outside when 25 year old Ryan Pettit ran up and grabbed her purse from her arm. She chased him, but said she was unable to catch him because she is pregnant and couldn’t run very fast. She turned a corner and found her purse on the ground. The cash she’d just picked up was missing from the purse.
She called later in the day and told Deputies Pettit was in the area of the Yellow Bait House in key largo, near the 101 mile marker waiting for her to pick him up. Deputies found Pettit there and placed him under arrest for robbery. He was booked into jail.