BRISTOL - A city man has been charged in seven armed robberies at as many local convenience stores during an alleged crime spree late last year.
Nathan Brown, 34, of 35 Hull St, was charged Tuesday with seven counts of first-degree robbery, five counts of sixth-degree larceny, and one count each of fourth-degree larceny, third-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. He is being held on $500,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on March 13.
Police allege Brown conspired with Sheryl Robinson, 40, and Christopher Robinson, 39, of 290 Stonecrest Drive, who have also both been charged. Police have said the Robinsons allegedly supplied the weapon and served as the getaway driver in four robberies in which Brown was involved.
Brown has been held in custody since Dec. 28, when he was arrested for allegedly stealing cash and a vehicle from his father. While in custody, he confessed to robbing three convenience stores in September and October and four more in December, according to the warrant for his arrest. Police said a pellet gun, which looked like a real firearm, or a knife was used in all of the incidents.
Brown told police that, despite him, Sheryl Robinson and Christopher Robinson partaking in the planning of the crimes as a whole, he was the only one with enough courage to actually go into the stores and demand cash, the warrant continued.
Brown has been charged in robberies at Marty’s Package Store, The Milk Store and Jay’s Market, which happened in September and October, and those at Cumberland Farms, Valero, Citgo and Sam’s Food Store, which occurred in December.
Police allege Christopher Robinson supplied Brown with a pellet gun and drove the getaway vehicle when Brown robbed Jay’s Market, at 238 King St., on Sept. 21, and the Citgo gas station, at 36 East Main St., on Dec. 19. In those incidents, Brown allegedly made off with a total of $1,622. The Trailblazer used as the getaway vehicle was allegedly supplied by Sheryl Robinson, whose family member owned the Chevy.
Additionally, police believe Sheryl Robinson was in the vehicle during the Citgo robbery. Investigators also allege she served as the getaway driver when Brown robbed Sam’s Food Store, at 259 West Washington St., on Dec. 19, and the Valero gas station, at 948 Pine St., on Dec. 20. According to the warrant, police believe Sheryl Robinson provided Brown with a BB gun during the robbery at Valero.
Brown allegedly used a knife during the holdup at Sam’s Food Store. He made off with about $250 at Sam’s and an undetermined amount of cash at Valero.
Sheryl Robinson is facing three counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. She is being held on $150,000 bond.
Christopher Robinson has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. He is being held on $50,000 bond.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or email@example.com.