A man in Florida was accused of robbing a Publix liquor store on Feb. 2 and then robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store on Feb. 3. When the 30-year-old man was detained after the second robbery, police determined that he was the same man who was involved in the first robbery. He received a charge for robbery with a weapon and another charge for armed robbery.
The first incident took place shortly after 7 p.m. when a man was seen entering a Publix liquor store in Cape Coral. The man allegedly threatened a store worker with a knife while demanding that the worker give him money. After taking the whole cash drawer, the man fled the scene in a white car.
Around 2:30 a.m. the next morning, a man who matched the description of the suspect in the liquor store robbery was seen robbing a 7-Eleven store in North Fort Myers. When Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies spotted the man’s white car, they pursued the vehicle until it crashed. The driver was then taken to a local hospital for treatment before being transferred to the Lee County Jail.
A criminal defense attorney might be able to help a person who has been accused of multiple robberies to argue that they were misidentified in one or all of the robberies. An attorney might do this by presenting evidence that demonstrates how the defendant could not have been at all of the locations where the robberies occurred.
Source: FOX 4, “Police arrest suspect for robbery of Publix and 7-11,” Melissa Mickey, Feb. 4, 2015