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Warrant: 34th St robber used BB gun to threaten cashiers

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LUBBOCK, Texas -


LPD issued a warrant for Andrew Pinkins, 20. He's the suspect arrested last week suspected of four robberies along 34th St in the course of a few days.

According to the warrant, Pinkins used a silver "hand gun" to threaten cashiers at the Family Dollar store and the EZ Mart.

Police report that was determined to be a "BB gun"  found at his house.

Pinkins told police he didn't have a weapon when he robbed a 7-11 and Subway restaurant, but did cover his face. He said he had his hand in his pocket to make it look like he was armed.

The suspect reportedly told officers since he didn't wear a mask during the first two robberies, he knew he would get caught eventually.

Lubbock Police Department investigators have made an arrest in connection to a string of robberies along 34th Street over the last week. Andrew Pinkins, 20, is now in the Lubbock County Detention Center charged with four robberies.

Those robberies include the following:

·        Friday, March 30th at 9p.m. – Family Dollar at 4426 34th Street

·        Saturday, March 31st at 11:20 p.m. – EZ Mart at 4426 34th Street

·        Thursday, April 5th at 1:05 a.m. – 7-11 at 3802 34th Street

·        Thursday, April 5th at 9:30 p.m. – Subway restaurant at 4923 34th Street

Detectives with the LPD Persons Crimes Unit quickly determined it was the same suspect in the first three robberies. Due to these robberies occurring in the same area just days apart, patrol officers and Crime Suppression investigators began focusing their attention on the area.

Thursday night, after reports of the fourth robbery, Crime Suppression investigators quickly located the possible suspect vehicle. This led investigators to a home in the 4300 block of 31st Street, not far from the Subway, where they found a male matching the suspect description.

Based on information gathered at the scene, the suspect, Andrew Pinkins, was arrested for the Subway robbery that had just occurred. After further questioning by Persons Crimes detectives, three arrest warrants were issued and served Friday afternoon for the Family Dollar, EZ Mart and 7-11 robberies.

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