March 31, 2016

Key West man charged with Tavernier robbery

A Key West man was charged with a robbery at  Tavernier convenience store earlier this month.

Detective Jaques Rozek is the lead investigator of a robbery March 7th at the Circle K convenience store at the 92.7 mm of Highway U.S. One. The clerk at the store called the Sheriff’s Office after a man wearing a mask over his face entered the store and demanded money. The suspect – 48 year old Gregory Wellet – told the clerk he had a weapon. He demanded money and, as the clerk was taking money from the register, Wellet reached over the counter and took money himself then left the store. Surveillance video showed him riding a bike and wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Detective Rozek received a call from the Homestead Police Department. A detective with that agency had received a call from a confidential source who identified a man named “Greg” as the robber. The source said “Greg” drives a Jeep and gave the vehicle’s tag number. “Greg” was then identified as Wellet. Wellet also had an outstanding warrant for Grand Theft. Homestead Police located Wellet in Homestead, driving the Jeep. He was stopped and, since his driver’s license was suspended and he had the outstanding warrant, he was arrested. In the Jeep, detectives located a bike and clothing which matched that worn by the suspect in the  surveillance video of the robbery.

A warrant was obtained for his arrest for robbery. On Wednesday, he was returned to Monroe County to face the robbery and the grand theft charges.

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