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Second arrest made in a group accused of surveilling a Rolex store and stealing a pair who bought a watch

MIAMI – A second man was arrested in a group flight of two customers who had purchased a Rolex in Miami’s Design District last month.

Miami police arrested Wayne Tarpley, 28, at his home in northwest Miami-Dade on Thursday.

It came just under a week after the arrest of 22-year-old Davontae McCrae, also charged with the crime.

Police reports mention two other suspects, who have not yet been arrested.

Police said the robbery took place on August 19, when the group followed the two victims after leaving the Rolex store in their Land Rover, driving north on Northeast Second Avenue.

As they stopped at a red light at the intersection of Northwest 62nd Street, a gray Lexus struck the SUV, investigators wrote.

When the driver of the SUV exited, one of the men exited the front passenger seat of the Lexus, carrying a gun, and McCrae exited the rear passenger seat, police say.

In a second arrest report obtained by Local 10 News on Friday, police said Tarpley got out of the back seat on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The man pointed the gun at the victim and said “give me the fucking Rolly,” police wrote. The man then got into the Land Rover through the driver’s side door, pointed the gun at the other victim and repeated, ‘give me the fucking Rolly’, pointing to the bag containing the newly purchased watch on the passenger. side floor.

The man grabbed the bag and all the men got back into the Lexus and rushed off, police said. One of the victims was able to see the license plate of the Lexus as it passed and provided the information to the police.

Miami Real-Time Crime Center surveillance cameras captured the entire robbery, investigators wrote.

The following day, Miami Gardens police found the vehicle unoccupied behind a house on Northeast 207th Road.

As with McCrae, police said fingerprints taken from the vehicle matched Tarpley’s and officers were able to use the GPS data to place Tarpley at the scene.

Police executed a search warrant at Tarpley’s apartment on Northwest 62nd Street on Thursday, where they found him and a Glock 23 pistol.

Unlike McCrae, who police say confessed to the crime when questioned, Tarpley invoked his right to remain silent and did not speak to officers, the report said.

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