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Posted: February 13, 2018 at 2:43 a.m.

LR man accused in store robberies

Police have arrested a man accused of brandishing a knife in four robberies of Little Rock Dollar General stores, including a holdup reported over the weekend.

Canaan Aldridge, 19, of Little Rock was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday on six counts of aggravated robbery and five counts of theft of property, records show.

According to a Little Rock Police Department report, Aldridge was stopped after a reported robbery around 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the discount chain's location at 7710 Colonel Glenn Road.

In that holdup, the robber brandished a "2-foot-long knife" at the cash register and was able to take $324 in cash, witnesses said. He reportedly left when he saw Little Rock police officers.

Officers noted that Aldridge hid in the loading dock area of a nearby business before being arrested.

Authorities said Aldridge faces charges in three other robberies at Dollar General stores, including two reported Feb. 5 and Jan. 25 at the 3500 John Barrow Road store. The Colonel Glenn Road location was also robbed Jan. 30.

According to another report, he is also accused of robbing Great American Wings at 6323 Colonel Glenn Road on Jan. 20.

Aldridge is being held in the Pulaski County jail with bail set at $200,000. He has a court date scheduled for Feb. 19.

Metro on 02/13/2018