Man Arrested in 2 Robberies Admits to 10 More in Denton Since August

A 28-year-old man arrested in connection with two armed robberies in Denton ended up confessing to 10 more, police said. Just before 10 p.m. Monday, the man reportedly robbed a Family Dollar in the 100 block of Maple Street then fled and committed another armed robbery at the EZ Check convenience store in the 700 block of Londonberry, police said. Investigators tracked Xavier Deylow Perkins back to a Super 8 Motel, where he was taken into custody. Police have been investigating a string of armed robberies at convenience stores, motels and Dollar General's since August, but lacked enough information to connect a potential person of interest with any specific incident. When police executed a search warrant on Perkins' motel and vehicle, they found evidence that tied him to the robberies. When he was interviewed he confessed to 12 robberies around Denton. Perkins had been arrested in December and charged with theft of property under $2,500 with two or more previous convictions. The robberies occurred at the following locations:Aug. 21: Dollar General, burglary of a buildingAug. 22: Hampton Inn, attempted robberySept. 5: 7-Eleven, robberySept. 5: Corner Stop, robberySept. 6: Super 8 Motel, robberySept. 11: Quality Inn, robberySept. 15: Dollar General, robberySept. 25: 7-Eleven, robberyOct. 6: Exxon, robberyOct. 23: Dollar General, robberyNov. 6: Family Dollar, robberyNov. 6: EZ Check, robbery  Continue reading...

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