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Waco Police: 'Croc Robber' arrested after 13 armed robberies

Waco Police: 'Croc Robber' arrested after 13 armed robberies


Waco Police arrested a suspect in 13 armed convenience store robberies Monday, who they refer to as the “Croc Robber” because of his footwear.

Police arrested Landon King Jr., 21, on one charge of first-degree felony aggravated robbery, but he is a suspect in 13 robberies between January and March, according to a department Facebook post.

“This suspect was given the nickname the “Croc Robber” because it was without fail this man would wear black Crocs to every armed robbery, even during the historic Texas freeze,” the post says.

Investigators identified a pattern in the incidents, other than the Crocs, after multiple robberies were reported in a short period of time, and they are continuing to look for other suspects in the robberies, according to the Facebook post.

Waco Police spokesperson Cierra Shipley declined to provide any other information about the robberies, including when and where they happened, or to offer any other information on King’s arrest.

King remained in McLennan County Jail on Tuesday with bond listed at $75,000.

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Hailing from the Chicagoland area, Amaris E. Rodriguez is a 2019 graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and formerly worked the Journal & Topics news organization in Des Plains, Illinois.

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