Arrest - 20191217008 (Common Law Robbery)

 
Posted on Wednesday December 18, 2019
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
                Public Information Officer
                taycock@matthewsnc.gov
                704.841.6754

 
December 18, 2019

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at approximately 8:33 a.m., Matthews officers responded to the Best Buy located at 2109 Matthews Township Pkwy. regarding a shoplifting in progress.  Upon officer’s arrival, they observed a confrontation at the front doors between a Best Buy loss prevention officer and a male suspect fitting the previously provided description.  The suspect was identified as Mr. Travis Richard Welch of Charlotte (DOB – 09/16/1991), arrested and charged with the below crimes.  During the course of this investigation, it was also discovered that Mr. Welch was in the possession of over $11,000.00 worth of stolen gift cards.  Upon his arrest, Mr. Welch was transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Welch, Travis Richard (DOB - 09/16/1991

Common Law Robbery;

Obtain Property by False Pretense;

Possession of Stolen Goods.

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