Posted on Wednesday December 18, 2019
Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
December 18, 2019
On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at approximately 8:33 a.m., Matthews officers responded to the Best Buy located at 2109 Matthews Township Pkwy. regarding a shoplifting in progress. Upon officer’s arrival, they observed a confrontation at the front doors between a Best Buy loss prevention officer and a male suspect fitting the previously provided description. The suspect was identified as Mr. Travis Richard Welch of Charlotte (DOB – 09/16/1991), arrested and charged with the below crimes. During the course of this investigation, it was also discovered that Mr. Welch was in the possession of over $11,000.00 worth of stolen gift cards. Upon his arrest, Mr. Welch was transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Common Law Robbery;
Obtain Property by False Pretense;
Possession of Stolen Goods.