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SUSPECT ARRESTED: Linked To Two Robberies

Des Moines police have made an arrest in connection with two recent robberies in the city.

Police say 40-year-old Matthew Leonard of Des Moines is charged with two counts of second degree robbery.

The Family Dollar at 200 Army Post Road was robbed on January 26th. The suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash after threatening employees that he would shoot or stab them.

The Game Stop at 5126 SE 14th was robbed February 4th. The suspect threatened to shoot employees and stole cash and merchandise from the store. Images from surveillance video of the suspect were released to media.

Police say an informant who saw news coverage of the Game Stop robbery contacted them and let them know Leonard was a possible suspect.

Leonard is being held in the Polk County Jail.



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