Monday, December 11, 2017
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Teen arrested in connection with Munchees robbery

DUNEDIN

Teenager arrested in Munchees robbery

Deputies have arrested a man they say robbed Munchees convenience store last month.

Kwuashawn Jeffrey Wyche, 17, of 1001 N Martin Luther King Ave. in Clearwater, was arrested Friday on robbery charges. Earlier this month, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office released video footage of the holdup at 614 Union St., which led to tips identifying the teen.

Wyche is a Dunedin High School student, deputies said. Teachers and a football coach confirmed this after they recognized his voice and mannerisms.

The robbery occurred about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Two masked men with handguns rushed into the store. Deputies say Wyche demanded money and cigarettes while the other, unidentified man ordered another clerk to lie face-down. Wyche hit a clerk on the back of the head, then both men fled.

CLEARWATER

Police officer shoots, kills charging pit bull

A police officer was forced to shoot and kill a pit bull Saturday evening because the dog kept charging at him, authorities said. A Clearwater officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of NE Coachman Road, just west of Belcher Road, shortly after 6 p.m. to investigate a complaint about an aggressive dog. Upon his arrival, the pit bull charged the officer multiple times and refused to back down even after the officer used a baton. The officer fired his handgun, killing the dog. The officer was not injured.

Times staff

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