Robbery suspect arrested after returning to store as customer
A Superior man faces one count of robbery with the threat of force after returning to the convenience store he allegedly robbed -- this time as a customer.
A Superior man faces one count of robbery with the threat of force after returning to the convenience store he allegedly robbed - this time as a customer.
Christopher Allen Adams, 32, was bound over for arraignment Wednesday in Douglas County Circuit Court. He remained in custody Thursday at the Douglas County Jail. A cash bond of $2,000 was set for Adams.
According to the criminal complaint, a male wearing gloves and a hooded sweatshirt with a bandana covering his face robbed the Krist Convenience Mart at 4204 E. Second St., Superior, the morning of June 19. He entered the store and asked for cans of chewing tobacco.
As the clerk was getting the tobacco, the man grabbed two lottery tickets, then demanded all the money from the till, saying: “I’m serious” and “I don’t want to hurt you.”
No weapon was involved. He left with about $90 in cash, the tickets and the tobacco.
Eight days later, the clerk recognized a customer at the store as the robber. He had the same eyes, voice, body language, build and mannerisms as the suspect, the clerk reported.
Adams first told Superior police officers he was probably in the St. Louis County Jail the day of the robbery, but jail records show he was not. Adams also claimed he had video proof he wasn’t at the store and that his sister could vouch for him, but she did not.
Adams’ next court appearance was set for Aug. 24. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 15 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000.