Man arrested in two counts of Strong-Arm Robbery at Port St. Lucie spas

Man arrested in two counts of Strong-Arm Robbery at Port St. Lucie spas

Port St. Lucie, Fl ( -Port St. Lucie Detectives arrested 18 year old robbery suspect Tamarcus Jaquan Knighton in connection with two strong arm robberies that occurred at two different day spas in the City.
On May 9, 2022, at approximately 1:52 p.m. an unknown suspect entered the Natural Spa & Massage located at 10513 SW Meeting St. in Port St. Lucie. The suspect inquired about services and then left the establishment. He then returned and entered the breakroom while the employees were busy assisting customers. He removed between $700-$1,000 from an employee’s purse and was confronted by an employee. The employees attempted to stop him; however, he pushed his way through and exited the business.

On May 13, 2022, at approximately 11:45 a.m. a similar unknown suspect entered Peacock Day Spa located at 270 NW St. Lucie West Blvd. in Port St. Lucie and inquired about services. He then returned shortly after. While he was receiving a massage, he asked to use the bathroom. He entered the employee breakroom and removed an employee’s purse. A struggle ensued and the suspect exited the business and fled with the victim’s purse.

On May 19, 2022, Port St. Lucie Detectives reviewed video surveillance footage from both incidents and through investigative means were able to develop a possible suspect. During the interview with the suspect (Tamarcus Jaquan Knighton) he confessed to both robberies.
Mr. Knighton was charged with two counts of Strong-Arm Robbery along with two counts of Illegal Use of 2-Way Device.
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