LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said today that it has arrested three men suspected in a series of robberies across the valley.
Justin Loper, 26, Kevin R. Hall Jr. 26, and Keith Williams, 23, have been booked into Clark County Detention Center on multiple charges including: robbery with the use of a deadly weapon; burglary with a weapon; conspiracy to commit robbery; and kidnapping.
According to a Metro news release, the suspects began to terrorize the Las Vegas valley June 14 by committing take-over style robberies on 24-hour businesses. The robberies were committed in North Las Vegas and Las Vegas Metro jurisdictions.
The suspects committed the robberies in the early morning hours between Fridays and Sundays. They struck different locations throughout the valley, committing two to four robberies within a 2½-hour time span. The suspects were described as organized and methodical.
Because of the prolific nature of the crime series, a multi-jurisdictional taskforce was created to investigate the robberies, nicknamed the “Stack and Sack” series. The task force included Metro, North Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the “Stack and Sack” series suspects committed a robbery at a convenience store on Vegas Drive, and within 45 minutes struck again at another business.
This time the suspects were observed in a vehicle by patrol units in the area. Units initiated a short pursuit when the suspect vehicle lost control and became disabled.
All three suspects fled on foot and were taken into custody after a search of the area.