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Serial robbery suspect turns self in after mom recognizes security video

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (WCMH/AP) – A Florida man turned himself in after his mother recognized him in security video from four different robberies.

A police report said Keith Fitzgerald Knowles Jr. told investigators his mother showed him the video footage of the robberies and he admitted that it was indeed him.

Investigators had released the videos showing a series of robberies at Walgreens stores across Broward County in June in hopes of tracking down the suspect.

Detectives said that in each case, he would select an item and walk to the counter as if he was going to pay. Once the employee opened the register, they said he would push the cashier aside and grab handfuls of cash.

Knowles was booked into jail on Sunday and remained in jail Thursday with bond set at $45,100. He’s charged with robbery, theft and battery on a person over 65.The Associated Press contributed to this report.