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Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at Garcia’s Bakery in Fellsmere

Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at Garcia’s Bakery in Fellsmere

Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at Garcia’s Bakery in Fellsmere

Fellsmere, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- A man was injured following an attempted robbery at a bakery in Fellsmere Monday afternoon, according to police.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:18 p.m. at Garcias Bakery located at 2 S. Pine Street.

Fellsmere police responded to the scene and interviewed the victim who told them that he was approached on the north side of the business by a person who personally knows him. The victim named the person as Bernard Wesley McPhee.

The victim stated that McPhee ordered him to give him all of his money. While making the demand, McPhee allegedly threatened the victim with what he described as a “blade”.

According to a police report, the victim tried to get away when he was struck on the left side of his head with a rock. The victim was able to escape further injury and entered the store to ask for help as McPhee fled the area.

Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at Garcia’s Bakery in Fellsmere
Man Arrested for Armed Robbery at Garcia’s Bakery in Fellsmere

The victim stated that McPhee ordered him to give him all of his money. While making the demand, McPhee allegedly threatened the victim with what he described as a “blade”.

According to a police report, the victim tried to get away when he was struck on the left side of his head with a rock. The victim was able to escape further injury and entered the store to ask for help as McPhee fled the area.

The victim said McPhee was wearing a black shirt and black pants and some kind of hat with “netting” in front of his face.

McPhee was wearing the clothing described and had a camouflaged hat with face netting and a pair of pruning shears in his possession, according to police.

McPhee was arrested for armed robbery and aggravated battery and transported to the Indian River County Jail without incident.

The unidentified victim was transported to the Sebastian River Medical Center for treatment.

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