Police Detectives Charge Suspect with Two Publix Robberies

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The suspect can be seen here wearing a gray hoodie during the first Publix robbery

Date/Time: March 3, 2011 at 11:06 a.m.

Location: 3719 W. Ohio Avenue

Victim #1: Publix, 3615 W. Gandy Boulevard, Tampa
Victim #2: Publix, 1313 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa

Suspect: Jack Malki, W/M, DOB: 12/6/1989, 5365 Mira Vista Drive, Palm Harbor, FL

Suspect Vehicle: 2001 Gold Dodge Caravan


Tampa Police Detectives have arrested the suspect who robbed two Publix Supermarket stores. Detectives used vehicle information from witnesses to locate Jack Malki at his home on 3719 W. Ohio Avenue. The detectives obtained a search warrant for the apartment and found money and clothing from both robberies. Malki cooperated with the detectives. He was charged with two counts of felony Robbery Less that $300.

Jack Malki entered the Publix, located at 3615 W. Gandy Boulevard on February 23, 2011 around 10:59 p.m. He walked up to the customer service desk, gave the employee a note saying he had a weapon and demanded all the money from the register. The suspect got the money and fled the scene in a Gold Dodge Caravan with tinted windows. On March 2, 2011, Malki used the same method of operation and vehicle to rob another Publix, located at 1313 S. Dale Mabry Highway. This time the note did not say he had a weapon.

No one was injured during both robberies.

Janelle McGregor
Public Information Office