ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (FOX 13) - Police in St. Petersburg, Florida arrested a man they say is responsible for more than nine armed robberies in St. Pete and Tampa.
Police say Ted Grossman, 36, was arrested Wednesday for two attempted armed robberies in St. Petersburg.
According to investigators, he is believed to also be behind four armed robberies that took place at Tampa businesses earlier this week.
Tampa police had issued a warning for convenience store workers and shoppers Monday, stating someone was going around threatening workers at gunpoint and demanding money.
"He seems like he's a pretty bad dude, I'm glad they caught him though," said Alberto Viera, who regularly shops at the Circle K on S. Manhattan Ave. in Tampa.
By Wednesday, the St. Pete and Tampa police departments announced they arrested Grossman in connection with the robberies.
According to investigators, Grossman robbed a 7-Eleven on Dr. MLK St. N. in St Pete around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday. A worker flagged down a police officer nearby, and an arrest was made shortly after.
No shots were fired and no one was hurt in any of the robberies.
According to investigators, Grossman lives in the affluent Culbreath Isles area of South Tampa.
It's unclear what motivated these armed robberies.