A man accused of robbing the same Domino's pizza restaurant three times and holding up a fourth store was arrested Wednesday, according to Spartanburg police.
Since April 25, Spartanburg police said they were working to solve four armed robberies in less than a month. In the first case, police said an employee leaving the Domino's on Union Street after closing was held up by a man.
Police said the suspect stuck a gun in her side, forced her back inside the store and on the ground. The robber took the employees' cell phones and nearly $1,000 from the bank deposit and cash register, police said.
Then on May 11, police said the suspect approached the victim in the parking lot of the Domino's, pointed a gun and demanded his keys, but the victim was able to drive away before being robbed. The victim told police he heard a "pop, pop" sound that sounded like a gun going off.
Eight days later, police said the same man held up the same restaurant.
Police said the restaurant's side door was open because a supply truck was making a delivery, which is how the robber entered the store. Officers said the man demanded money from the cash drawer at gunpoint. He had the employee put the money in a plastic bag, police said.
The suspect ran away on foot and less than an hour later, he held up the Kangaroo Express on East Main Street, demanding the clerk put Newport cigarettes and cash from the register into a bag at gunpoint, according to police.
Police said they received a tip that led to the suspect's identity. Police executed a search warrant where he was staying where they said they found two guns, one of which was reported stolen, along with a large amount of cash.
Devan Stevenson, 26, was arrested and charged with four counts of armed robbery, four counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and one count of possession of a stolen pistol.
Police said their investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about these or other cases is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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