Robert William Turner
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A 21-year-old man was arrested last week in a string of nine armed robberies of convenience stores, pharmacies and liquor stores across Colorado Springs, police said Thursday.

Robert William Turner, 21, was booked into the El Paso County jail on Jan. 3 in the string of robberies over a three-week span in December.

Investigators suspect he robbed three Walgreens, two Alta Convenience stores, two liquor stores, a Family Dollar and a 7-Eleven. Each time, he held clerks and store employees at gunpoint while wearing a mask, police said.

Turner has a long criminal record, and he has been convicted of identity theft, criminal mischief and aggravated motor vehicle theft, court records say.

Public safety net reporter

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