SUSPECT CAUGHT: Two Convenience Stores Robbed

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An Ankeny man has been arrested in connection with two convenience store burglaries Monday morning, one in Ankeny and the other in Des Moines.

Ankeny Police say they were called to the Kum and Go at 165 SW Magazine Road just after 3:15 a.m. The clerk says a man pulled a kitchen knife out of his pants when he approached the register. The clerk ran out the back door before the suspect could say anything.

The man left in a silver car without getting any money. The clerk was not injured.

The second robbery happened around 4:30 a.m. at a convenience store in Des Moines. The suspect description matched that of the Ankeny robbery. Police were able to identify a suspect in the case, 37-year-old Troy Allen Rivas, who was known to drive a silver Chrysler Sebring.

Ankeny Police say they pulled Rivas over just after 6:00 a.m. in the 2600 block of Windover Drive. Police say Rivas was uncooperative during the traffic stop and did not follow officer commands. A Taser was used in him and Rivas was taken into custody.

Rivas is being held in the Polk County Jail on a bond of more than $50,000. He is charged with two counts of first degree robbery and one count of interference with official acts.


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