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Arrest made in Deltona robbery spree
By Joe Crews
posted Aug 18, 2014 - 12:35:09pm
Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested a man they believe committed a string of robberies in Deltona earlier this month, a spokesman said.
On Aug. 15, investigators arrested 24-year-old Alander Strother on four counts of armed robbery, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Gary Davidson said.
Strother is accused of being the suspect in a robbery spree that started Aug. 3 with a holdup at a Circle K store on Elkcam Boulevard. The same store was robbed the next night and then a liquor store right across the street was hit the following night. The last robbery occurred on Aug. 12 at another Circle K store, this one on Howland Boulevard. No one was injured in the robberies, Davidson said.
Although no weapon was displayed in any of the heists, investigators reviewing surveillance videos believe Strother had a handgun in his pocket, according to earlier reports from Davidson.
“Sheriff’s investigators have been blanketing the community, following leads, going door-to-door seeking information and distributing flyers by hand and through social media in order to circulate surveillance images from the robberies.,” Davidson said in a release. “On Friday (Aug. 15), all of the hard work paid off with the arrest of … Strother on four counts of armed robbery.”
As of Aug. 18, Strother was being held on $400,000 bond in the Volusia County Branch jail. According to jail records, this is Strother’s eighth arrest since May 2010.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are possible. Because of the ongoing investigation, no additional information is being released at this time, Davidson said.
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