Police: Suspect Behind 3 Robberies Arrested

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The man allegedly behind three convenience store robberies last weekend has been arrested.

Brian Kinsley, 22, has been arrested for robberies at two Circle Ks and a 7-Eleven over a 24-hour period.

On September 24, police say a suspect, now believed to be Kinsley, entered the gas station on the 430 block of Garden of the Gods Road at 1:24 a.m., approached the counter and demanded money. When the clerk refused, police say Kinsley placed his hand inside his jacket, implying he had a weapon, and repeated his demand. The clerk eventually complied, and Kinsley made off with money and a carton of cigarettes.

In the early morning hours on Sunday, September 25, two more robbery attempts were committed in a similar fashion at the Circle K on the 200 block of North Academy and the 7-Eleven on the 1400 block of North Academy. Officers say Kinsley left each store empty-handed.

Police were able to track down a possible suspect vehicle based on witness statements, and obtained a search warrant Wednesday for a residence on the 1300 block of Delaware Drive. The discovery of the suspect vehicle at the home, along with further evidence uncovered in the search, gave police probable cause to arrest Kinsley.

Kinsley faces charges of aggravated robbery for the Circle K robbery Saturday, and charges of attempted aggravated robbery for Sunday's two attempts.

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