Police: Convicted robber accused of robbing same Phoenix store 8 times

Posted at 12:34 PM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 20:35:51-04

A robber is accused of robbing the same Phoenix store on eight separate occasions over the last year.

Phoenix police report that from June 2017 to June 2018, Brian Charles Spies, 39, robbed the Dollar General Store near 7th Street and Southern Avenues eight times while armed with a large hunting knife. 

In total, Spies stole over $1,000 in cash in addition to other products — mostly cigarettes. 

During one robbery Spies allegedly told one of his victims "You guy are easy."

After a robbery in May of this year, a witness gave a good description of the vehicle Spies was using. This led police to a home near the robberies where Spies lives.

On June 14 police surrounded the home and Spies surrendered. 

Police say Spies did 16 years in prison for 12 armed robberies in 2001 and 2002. In these crimes, he was also armed with a large hunting knife. 

He is being held on a $250,000 bond for 10 counts of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault and seven counts of kidnapping.