March 9, 2016

Robbery at Upper Keys Convenience Store

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a robbery at an Upper Keys convenience store.

Detective Jacques Rozek has been assigned as lead investigator in the case. He says he has identified the man who robbed the Circle K store at the 92.7 mm of the highway in Tavernier early Monday. The clerk told deputies and detectives he was working inside the store at about 4:15 a.m. when a man wearing a sweater, blue jeans, tennis shoes and a mask entered the store. He demanded money from the register. As the victim walked toward the front counter, the suspect pushed him, telling him to hurry and indicating he had a weapon hidden under his sweater. The victim went to the register and began to take money out; at that point, the suspect jumped up onto the counter and also began grabbing money from the register.

The suspect left the store and the victim notified the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s detectives are currently working to obtain a warrant for the suspect’s arrest in the case.

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