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Pasco man confesses to two armed robberies; one was a Subway he patronized

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man confesses to two armed robberies

Christopher Renninger, 24, told authorities he robbed two stores early Friday at gunpoint because he needed to pay off a debt. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Renninger first hit the Island Food Store at 9550 Moon Lake Road at 12:30 a.m. Friday. He brandished a gun — which he later told authorities was a black BB gun made to look like a revolver — and demanded cash and four cartons of Newport cigarettes, the report said. Then authorities say Renninger robbed a Subway at 11332 Ridge Road at 8 a.m., again using the gun and demanding cash. An employee at the Island Food Store recognized Renninger because he is a regular customer. Deputies found him later Friday and he confessed, according to his arrest report. He is charged with two counts of armed robbery and possession of crack cocaine. Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office, said River Ridge middle and high schools were on lockdown Friday morning while deputies searched for the armed suspect because of the schools' proximity to the Subway.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Police: Tenant stole from his home

A tenant is accused of taking the rain gutters off his rented home and tearing down the above-ground pool to sell the metal for scrap. According to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Gregory J. Deveau, 42, also sold the pool pump and ladder to a neighbor. The owner of the house at 7305 Carmel Ave. in New Port Richey told deputies the gutters and pool were valued at $4,000. After all of his effort, Deveau only made $11 and some change at the scrap yard, according to his arrest report. Deveau was arrested Thursday on a charge of grand theft. He was released from the Land O'Lakes jail that same day on $2,000 bail.

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Pasco man confesses to two armed robberies; one was a Subway he patronized 05/15/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 15, 2009 9:00pm]
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