A suspected serial robber has been arrested in Riverside, officials said Saturday.
Investigators on Friday arrested Thomas K. McGowan, 31, at his home in connection with a string of armed robberies in the area, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
McGowan’s alleged robbery streak began Oct. 21 with the hold-up of a Yum Yum Donuts near the 8900 Block of Limonite Avenue in Jurupa Valley, Sgt. Samuel Flores said.
McGowan allegedly robbed two Shell gas stations and a bakery two weeks later, Flores said.
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His most recent alleged transgression, the robbery of a Circle K in Riverside, gave detectives enough information to tie McGowan to the crimes.
McGowan was booked for suspicion of five counts of second-degree robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and other crimes.
Officials did not give detairegarding why he was charged with kidnapping were not clear.
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