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Teen arrested after robbing same store three times

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 7/08/2014 8:22 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Crime doesn't pay, especially if the crook is really lazy about picking his targets.

A 19-year-old man will face a judge Tuesday for a series of robberies at gunpoint.

The young man was busted after police say he robbed the same convenience store three times in nine days.

No one was hurt, but he is now facing serious crimes including robbery with a deadly weapon.

According to police, the masked man seen on surveillance video wearing a hoodie is Devin Finn.

Court documents show that on four different occasions, Finn burst into a Terrible Herbst's convenience store and demanded cash while pointing a gun at the clerk on duty.

Police say his first target was a store at S. Hualapai Way and W. Charleston Boulevard in the early morning on April 13.

Just two and a half miles away is Terrible's store on Charleston Boulevard and Desert Foothills Drive. Court documents allege Finn robbed this same store three times within nine days.

Finn’s home is located about 1,500 feet away.

According to Grand Jury transcripts, Finn told police he jumped over a wall that led to his neighborhood, headed over to the gas station, then walk right up the block and robbed it. He told police he returned the same way and jumped right back over the wall to his residence before police arrived.

Witnesses testified Finn was able to steal about $800 from all four alleged robberies before officers caught up with him.

Detectives testified that at first Finn denied any wrongdoing, but eventually broke down in tears and confessed to some of the crimes. Detectives searched his home and found a gun similar to an Elite BB Gun.

Although it is not a real gun, the charges are real. Finn is facing four counts of burglary while having a firearm, robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, and one count of carrying a concealed firearm. These are serious charges for a young man who just graduated from Palo Verde High School and had aspirations of playing football.

He did not know he'd land in jail, accused of four felonies, for something that took place just five football fields from his residence.

Finn is expected to answer to these charges Tuesday morning. His bail is currently set at $400,000.



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