WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Two West Palm Beach men are being charged after stealing large amounts of fuel from area gas stations with a hidden tank and stolen credit cards.
36-year old Yosvany Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident, but his accomplice, 34-year old Yuniesky Miquet Rojas fled from deputies on foot after being identified as the suspects who were filling large hidden fuel tanks using stolen credit cards.
Rodriguez and Miquet-Rojas, both of West Palm Beach, can be seen on camera defrauding Martin County business owners.
“What they didn’t know is that the Martin County Sheriff’s Office has increased our efforts to target traveling criminals, which means thieves can run but they won’t get far, and they can hide for hours, and we will still find them. Miquet-Rojas found that out the hard way,” the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. “After he fled from deputies, he hid for hours. He then convinced his girlfriend to travel to Martin County and attempt to get him out of here. So she did, and she too failed.”
Detectives watched the pick-up car drive right into a hot surveillance area, where Miquet-Rojas jumped into the vehicle. That’s when detectives along with K-9 Maverick moved in.
Miquet-Rojas wept as he was taken into custody.
Yosvany Rodriguez was charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel and obstruction without violence. He is being held on a $20,000 bond. Yuniesky Miquet-Rojas was charged with unlawful conveyance of fuel and two counts of obstruction without violence. His bond was $25,000.