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Police: Robbery suspects hit 16 stores in past month

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Kevin Hall Kevin Hall
Justin Loper Justin Loper
Keith Williams Keith Williams

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have arrested three suspects in connection with a series of robberies at 24-hour businesses around southern Nevada.

Police say 26-year-old Justin Loper, 26-year-old Kevin R. Hall Jr. and 23-year-old Keith Williams were responsible for 16 robberies over the past month.

The suspect would hit stores in the early morning hours between Fridays and Sundays, police said. They would commit two to four robberies within a two and a half time span.

Police describe the suspects as being organized and methodical using a take-over style to rob the stores. Police nicknamed the series of robberies the “stack and sack” series. A task force was created, which included Metro, North Las Vegas Police, Nevada Highway Patrol and the FBI, to find the suspects.

No one was hurt during any of the robberies; however, police felt the violence of these robberies was escalating and they had to put full effort into catching them.

The last robbery that police attribute to the three men happened July 13. At around 2:30 a.m. the suspects robbed a convenience store on Vegas Drive and Michael Way and within 45 minutes hit another business at Sandhill and Desert Inn roads.

However, patrol units noticed the suspects and chased after them. The driver lost control of the car, hit a bus stop bench and skidded onto the median on Stewart Avenue. All three suspects ran, but police were able to find them and pick them up.

Police say they found a handgun and a large amount of cash near the crashed car. Receipts were found in the bags from the Circle K that had been robbed earlier in the night. 

The three men have been booked into the Clark County Detention Center on several charges, including robbery with use of a deadly weapon, burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping.

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