Who: Arrested Suspect
Kevin Scott Wolfe
7228 Parkside Villas Drive – St. Petersburg
Robbery With A Deadly Weapon
Robbery – Strong Arm
Burglary to an Occupied Vehicle
What: Wolfe is a suspect in three robberies which occurred in the early morning hours of February 14, 2012. According to detectives Wolfe was driving his mother’s minivan and allegedly rear-ended other motorists, and when they stopped to look at the damage – he would rob them. The robberies affected two female victims and one male victim.
After his arrest, Wolfe admitted to the three robberies committed on Valentine’s Day, and two other incidents in the jurisdiction of St. Petersburg Police – which did not occur on Valentine’s Day – for a total of five so far.
Where: The robberies occurred at the following locations and times on February 14, 2012:
12:15 a.m. – 4900 block of 98th Way – a male victim
2:25 a.m. – 28th Street and Haines Road – a female victim
7:05 a.m. – 62nd Ave. North and 12th Street – a female victim
When: The robberies in the Sheriff’s jurisdiction occurred on February 14, 2012.
Detectives say, in the first robbery, Wolfe forced the victim off the road and forced his way into the victim’s car (Vehicle Burglary) and robbed him.
In the second robbery – Wolfe reportedly displayed a knife. The victim was not hurt. Wolfe had rear-ended the victim’s vehicle.
In the third robbery, Wolfe reportedly pushed around the victim during the robbery. Wolfe also rear-ended the victim’s vehicle in this case.
The victims received bruises, but were not seriously injured.
Deputies were able to locate Wolfe after his mother reported her van missing. The description of the missing van matched the description of the suspect vehicle in the reported robberies.
Wolfe was arrested late Wednesday night, February 15, 2012.
During questioning by detectives, Wolfe admitted to the robberies, saying he needed money for cocaine. Wolfe told detectives he had seen the robbery method of rear-ending motorists – on television.
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