NEW PORT RICHEY — Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for three armed robberies within the past two weeks.
Michael M. Cross, 33, was arrested Wednesday outside the Quick-Stop Food Mart at 7529 U.S. 19.
New Port Richey Police say he was wearing the same clothing as the man who robbed two businesses on Jan. 21: the Dunkin' Donuts at 5524 U.S. 19 and the Quality Inn at 5316 U.S. 19. Employees at both businesses identified Cross from a photo lineup as the man who came inside, implied he had a gun and demanded money.
Cross was taken into custody without incident. No firearm was located.
He was charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted armed robbery and a charge of failure to appear in court on a previous trespassing arrest. He remains at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $350,513 bail.