Then on Oct. 7 and Oct. 12, he allegedly robbed a Walgreens at 4668 S. Redwood Road in Taylorsville and one at 3291 Highland Drive in Salt Lake City, respectively, the complaint add. The last robbery happened Oct. 15, when investigators say he robbed a Conoco at 2187 W. 4700 South in Taylorsville.
During each robbery, the suspect put his hand in his jacket and pretended to have a gun, according to the complaint.
Surveillance cameras caught pictures of the suspect's from at least the two Walgreens and Conoco robberies. Investigators received numerous tips that identified the man after law enforcement disseminated those images through the media.
Among the tipsters was a retired Utah correctional officer, who had been in charge of the prison work crews. He remembered the suspect, who had worked on the crews several times, according to the complaint.
On Oct. 23, police waited for the suspect outside his home and pulled him over as he drove away from it. Once in custody, the man admitted to the five robberies, according to the complaint.
The federal complaint does not detail how much money the man made off with, except in the case of the 7-Eleven: about $160.