NEWPORT NEWS – For two years, a man wearing a fake beard has robbed businesses in three Peninsula localities.
Now, police say they have their man.
38-year-old Ronald Carr was arrested Thursday night on more than 60 charges, including robbery, abduction and use of a firearm.
Newport News Police spokesman Lou Thurston said Carr was caught after officers were called about someone stealing from cars in the area of 16th Street and Garden Drive around 9:15 p.m.
Authorities believe Carr has robbed fast food restaurants, “dollar” stores and other businesses since December 2010.
More charges were expected to be placed as the investigations continue, police added.
14 counts of abduction
2 counts of attempting to commit a felony
12 counts of robbery
28 counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
4 counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
2 counts of burglary while armed
2 counts of robbery
5 counts of abduction
1 count of robbery
1 count of attempt robbery
2 counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
2 counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
1 count of grand larceny