CRIME SPREE: Des Moines Robberies Likely Linked

Des Moines police responded to three robberies early Friday morning and they say the same man is likely responsible for all of them.

The first robbery happened at the Walgreens at 3140 Southeast 14th just before 2:00 a.m. Witnesses say the suspect was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black jacket and blue jeans. They say he pulled out a knife and threatened to stab the employees.

After getting $231 in cash he fled heading north bound. Employees believe this is the same man who has robbed the store twice before.

The second robbery happened at the Kum and Go at 5830 Southeast 14th Street around 3:00 a.m.

An employee told police the suspect pulled out a knife and demanded money. When the worker ran from him the suspect fled. Witnesses say they last saw him headed westbound.

The last robbery happened at another Walgreens at 102 East Euclid around 4:00 a.m. A witness says the suspect showed a knife and demanded money. When the employee at the cash register began having a panic attack the suspect dropped the knife and ran from the store.

No arrests have been made in any of the cases but police say the description of the subject in all three robberies is similar.

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