Man arrested for grocery store thefts

A 38-year-old Miami, Florida man was arrested Monday near the Tradewinds Plaza Publix in Key Largo following the theft of a large amount of meat, beer, and other items.  

The Sheriff’s Office found Roberto Jesus Machado at a bus stop in possession of the items near Publix at approximately 12:30 p.m. where he admitted to the theft.

He will face additional theft charges in Monroe County for previous grocery store-related thefts in which hundreds of dollars’ worth of merchandise was also stolen.

Machado had warrants out of Miami-Dade County for grand theft and violation of probation.

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