Avondale man accused of committing ten robberies in seven days

PHOENIX - An Avondale man has been arrested for reportedly committing ten armed robberies in west Phoenix over seven days. 

Phoenix police report that from April 24 until May 1, several businesses in west Phoenix had been the victim of armed robberies involving the same suspect. 

The suspect’s clothing and the getaway car were the same in each robbery. 

Police say 26-year-old Howard Tuite Alexander robbed motels, fast food restaurants and stores during that time, firing shots during two of the robberies. 

Police spotted the gray Nissan Altima that Alexander was driving near 59th Avenue and McDowell Road on May 1. As a police officer maneuvered behind Alexander's car, he reportedly pulled into oncoming traffic and turned into a business. 

He then jumped out of the car and ran from police. 

Officers said his pant pockets were bulging with cash. 

The weapon used in the armed robberies was allegedly found by police in his car.

Police say Alexander is also being questioned regarding additional armed robberies in Tolleson and Glendale. 

Alexander, who is on felony release for other crimes is being held without bond for aggravated assault and armed robbery.

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