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Teen charged with four robberies speaks out from jail

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 7/09/2014 12:12 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Police say Devin Finn, 19, robbed the same convenience store three times in nine days and that store was convenient for their suspect.

During a jailhouse interview, Finn said he didn't commit these robberies and he is the victim of profiling.

Finn was arrested for the robberies at a store just 500 yards from his home. He is now hoping for a bail reduction, so he can get out of jail and fight these charges from the outside.

Finn had aspirations to one day be a big time football player. Before he was arrested, he said he was training every day at Palo Verde High School.

Police say Finn entered two convenience stores, one of them three times in nine days, and robbed the clerks using a very real looking BB gun.

One of the stores he's accused of robbing is just 1,500 feet from his home.

"It still sucks that in this day and age you still have profiling," Finn said.

Finn says on May 19, he was walking by one of the stores when he was stopped by police.

"They jumped out with their guns drawn. I was with my girlfriend at the time, so I was real nervous," he said.

Officers told Finn he matched the description of this suspect caught on surveillance video robbing the same store over and over.

Court documents show Finn even admitted he was the man in these photos.

“As far as the tactics they used to go about that. I'm not ashamed to admit it, they actually brought me to tears with the things they were saying in there,” Finn said. “Coercion is the word that comes to mind when I think of it.”

This 19-year-old, fresh out of Palo Verde High School is maintaining his innocence while facing serious charges.

He faces nine felonies including robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a firearm.

Finn is hoping he can get out on bail. He called these charges just a roadblock and he's planning to enroll at College of Southern Nevada, keep training for football, and eventually transfer to UNLV.



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