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Florida City man arrested in connection with series of robberies

Victim stunned with Taser in latest incident, police say

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FLORIDA CITY, Fla. – A Florida City man was arrested Friday in connection with a series of commercial robberies throughout the area, authorities said.

The latest robbery was reported earlier in the day Friday at the El Charito store at 636 W. Palm Drive.

According to an arrest report, Cornelius Robinson, 25, walked up behind a clerk with a Taser and stunned the man in the ribs, causing him to fall to the ground.

Police said Robinson told the man, "It's either the Taser or the gun. Your brother told me to kill you, so get up and let's go into the store."

Police said the victim complied with Robinson's orders and gave him about $100 from the cash register, and numerous T-shirts, socks and Skully hats.

Robinson also demanded cigarettes, and took two packages of gum and other items that were next to the register, the report said.

Police said Robinson dropped one of the packages of gum, one package of socks and two Skully hats while leaving the store.

He was arrested later in the day.

Police said Robinson is suspected in four robberies in Florida City and others in the Homestead area that were reported within a two week span.

Police said a handgun was used in each of the robberies.

Robinson faces multiple felony armed robbery charges.


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