Deputies arrested Thomas K. McGowan, thirty-one, at his home in connection with a string of armed robberies in the region, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division said in a news release.

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Thought Serial Robber Arrested

November 10th, 2013

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

Thomas K. McGowan was arrested Nov. 8 on his Riverside home in connection with a string of robberies in the area.

A suspected serial robber continues to be arrested in Riverside, officials said Saturday.

Investigators on Friday arrested Thomas K. McGowan, 31, at his home in connection with a string of armed robberies in the area, the Riverside Region Sheriff’s Department said in a online press release service.

McGowan’s alleged robbery streak began Oct. 21 with the hold-up of a Yum Yum Donuts near the 8900 Prevent of Limonite Avenue in Jurupa Valley, Sgt. Samuel Flores said.

McGowan allegedly robbed two Shell gasoline stations and a bakery two weeks later, Flores said.

His most recent alleged transgression, the particular robbery of a Circle K within Riverside, gave detectives enough details to tie McGowan to the criminal offenses.

McGowan was booked for suspicion of five counts of second-degree robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment and other criminal offenses.

Authorities did not give detairegarding why he or she was charged with kidnapping were not clear.

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