NEW PORT RICHEY — A man suspected of robbing at least a dozen west Pasco convenience stores at gunpoint has been arrested.
Gerald Francis Green, 32, of Hudson, was arrested Tuesday for a spree of robberies that spanned February and March.
Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, said detectives have also arrested the man they believe was Green's getaway driver – Adolfo Torres, 21, of Hudson – but have not charged him with those crimes yet. Torres is charged with being Green's driver during an armed robbery in Spring Hill, where Green allegedly pistol-whipped a victim and stole the man's $480 before rolling him out of a moving car.
Doll said detectives linked the robberies to Green after a witness got a license plate number at one of the scenes. Green faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon and was being held Wednesday at the Pasco County jail in lieu of $600,000 bail.
Torres was also arrested Tuesday. He faces one count of robbery with a deadly weapon. His bail is $150,000.