Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
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Two People Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery at Publix
Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at Publix, 3825 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, on March 27, 2019. Quantevius Ghee, 24, of Tampa, and Kylee Follett, 19, of Bradenton, were arrested by Officers with the Tampa Police Department on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
On March 27, 2019, just after 10:30 a.m., Sarasota Police Officers were dispatched to Publix for a report of an armed robbery. The victim told Officers she was robbed at gunpoint and the suspect stole the victim’s purse. Most of the victim’s personal belongings were located a short time after the armed robbery happened.
Video footage obtained by Sarasota Police Detectives confirmed a female and male were the two people inside the vehicle that fled from the armed robbery location. The registered owner of the vehicle was located. An investigation revealed the female inside the vehicle was the registered owner’s daughter.
Warrants were issued for the arrest of Ghee and Follett. Ghee and Follett were located at the International Plaza Mall in Tampa on Tuesday and were taken into custody by Tampa Police Officers. Both suspects remain in jail in Hillsborough County.
Ghee is facing charges of Robbery with a Firearm (felony). Follett is facing charges of Robbery with a Firearm – Principal (felony). This case remains an active and ongoing investigation.