Man charged in multiple armed robberies
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis police have charged a suspect in connection with a string of robberies earlier this month.
Joe Clifton Swims, 20, is being held on $250,000 bond.
He faces four counts of 1st degree robbery, two counts of 1st degree attempted robbery, six counts of armed criminal action, and one count each of tampering with a vehicle and resisting arrest.
Swims allegedly held up the Deals store on South Kingshighway on December 1st, Lee’s Chicken on S. Kingshighway on December 18th, Penn Station on Bamburger on December 27th and the KFC on S. Grand on December 28th.
Police say in each instance, Swims displayed a weapon.
He’s also suspected in attempted robberies at two other fast food restaurants on Dec. 28th, and with stealing a car in the 3900 block of Fillmore.
Swims was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop after initially refusing to pull over for the arresting officers.
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