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Homestead Man charged in Dairy Queen armed robbery

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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:09 pm

One of two men who robbed the Tavernier Dairy Queen at gunpoint on the night of Aug. 23 arrested in Miami-Dade County is now in jail in Monroe County.

Raheim Whitney, 21, was charged with robbery with a firearm, kidnapping and burglary while armed.

There were four employees working at the business at 92661 Overseas Highway about 10:30 p.m. when the robbery occurred. The said two armed entered and forced them to lay on the floor. They then took one employee in to the office where they removed cash from the safe. The two suspects took all the employee’s cell phones with them when they left in an unknown direction.

They were dressed all in black and had black shirts wrapped around their faces. Each of them had a handgun which they used to threaten the victims.

Whitney was taken to the Monroe County Detention Center on Stock Island with a bail of $270,000.

Anyone with additional information about this crime should contact the Sheriff's Office at 305-853-3211. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a Crimestoppers tip leads to an arrest, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward. The Crimestoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS.

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