May 29, 2012 12:30 PM by Kirsten Bennett

Police make arrest in string of robberies and burglaries

Police have arrested a Colorado Springs man wanted for more than a dozen robberies and burglaries in April and May.

Officers arrested Dwight Davis, 51, Monday night after a reported burglary in progress in the 1400 Block of Alvarado Drive. Police say the suspect ran from the area before police arrived, but was spotted nearby and taken into custody. Davis had previously been identified as a suspect by police for a recent attempted robbery and was named a suspect in several others.

Police say the suspect used several methods to carry out his holdups including, wielding a large rock, pouring possibly flammable liquids on his victims and threatening to ignite them and most recently, by threatening his victims with a handgun. He will be charged in the following 13 felony cases:

• 04/17/12 - Arby's, 393 S. 8th Street at 9:45PM
• 04/26/12 - 7-11, 2555 Delta Drive at 3:10AM
• 05/12/12 - Family Dollar, 22 N. Spruce Street at 7:30PM
• 05/14/12 - Ruskin Liquors, 3960 Airport Road at 8:50PM
• 05/15/12 - D&S Liquors (attempt), 2535 Delta Drive at 10:35PM
• 05/16/12 - 2 separate citizens were victims of attempted personal robberies, 2 hours after the D&S Liquors holdup 12:35AM
• 05/19/12 - Clarion Hotel, 314 E. Bijou Street at 1:30AM
• 05/19/12 - Coal Train Liquors, 330 W. Uintah Street at 9:35PM
• 05/25/12 - Diamond Shamrock, 432 N. Circle Drive at 8:30PM
• 05/25/12 - Dollar Tree, 2780 S. Academy Blvd. at 9:15PM
• 05/25/12 - Conoco, 4310 E. Fountain Blvd. at 9:20PM
• 05/27/12 - A member of Davis' family, who lives near Chelton Rd. and Delta Drive, reported to CSPD that he was robbed at knifepoint in his home by Davis at 6:29PM
• Davis will also be charged in the May 28th burglary



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