Bates Street and Virginia Avenue
in the Carondelet neighborhood.
The robbers made off with cash and checks.
However, according to the probable cause statement
, one of them left his keys at the gas station.
(I hope he then had to break into his own home; that would be called "karma.")
The robber apparently had the good sense to not come back and retrieve
them, but no matter: Detectives traced the keys back to him
Donovan Whitt, a 25 year old from the 6300 block of
, now faces one count of first-degree robbery and one
count of armed criminal action.
His mistake sounds like a rookie
mistake, but Whitt's record suggests this ain't his first rodeo.
prior convictions for tampering, unlawful use of a weapon and drug
At 8:30 on the morning of New Year's Eve, two crooks used a gun to rob a gas station at the intersection of