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Armed robber faces charges in connection to two Brandon businesses

BRANDON — A man accused of robbing a Steak n Shake at gunpoint early Sunday now faces other charges for a robbery attempt at a Hungry Howie's Pizza, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Sunday that Allan Jerome Stinson, 20, entered the Steak n Shake at 1402 Brandon Blvd., pointed a gun at the cashier and ran away with an unreported amount of cash.

As deputies tried to stop Stinson's car, he pointed a .380-caliber handgun at them and continued to drive, leading deputies on a pursuit that lasted 10 minutes and ended off of State Road 60 west of U.S. 301 when his car flipped over.

He faces several charges for the pursuit and the robbery, including aggravated assault on an officer and fleeing to elude.

According to an arrest affidavit, Stinson also tried to rob a Hungry Howie's Pizza at 1511 Brandon Blvd. Saturday night. He walked to the back door, brandished a firearm and grabbed an employee. When a manager heard the struggle, he pulled the employee inside and Stinson ran away, the affidavit shows. Stinson had walked into the restaurant, but didn't steal any property.

Stinson faces an attempted armed robbery charge in the Saturday incident.

He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Monday without bail.

Armed robber faces charges in connection to two Brandon businesses 06/24/13 [Last modified: Monday, June 24, 2013 10:05pm]
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