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13-033 Detectives Arrest Munchees Convenience Store Armed Robber (For Further Details See Press Release #13-020)

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Robbery/Homicide Unit

Clearwater Police Department

Kwuashawn Wyche (Arrested)
DOB: 03/11/1996
Address: 1001 N. Martin Luther King Ave. # 604, Clearwater
Arrested for armed robbery.

What:
Detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at a Munchees convenience store in Dunedin.

When:
The suspect was arrested on Friday, February, 15, 2013.

The armed robbery occurred at about 9:35 p.m. on January 15, 2013.

Where:
The robbery occurred at the Munchee’s convenience store located at 614 Union Street in Dunedin.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit say the suspect, identified as 16-year-old Kwuashawn Wyche, turned himself in to the Clearwater Police Department around noon time on February 15, 2013.

Detectives say they were able to identify Wyche through numerous tips received into the Sheriff’s Office and through Crime Stoppers – this following media coverage of the robbery and the media’s assistance in playing the suspect’s voice. According to detectives, several people recognized the suspect through his voice and mannerisms. (For details of the robbery and a link to the surveillance video see press release #13-020.)

Wyche was arrested for armed robbery and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Wyche’s photo will be available when the booking process is complete.

The investigation continues.

The second suspect in this armed robbery has not yet been identified. Anyone with information that may assist detectives in this case is asked to contact Detective Jeff Capra of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (727)582-6200.

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