Police arrest man suspected of armed robbery

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Police have arrested a man suspected of holding up a pair of Toledo Dollar General stores and at least one cab driver along Airport Highway in south Toledo.

The string of robberies began just as one of the Dollar General stores was opening on Saturday, and ended after police say the suspect robbed a taxi driver at knife point and carjacked his cab.

Police have arrested 48-year-old James Caldwell. Caldwell is charged with robbery and burglary in connection with the taxi incident.

Police say Caldwell also got away with cash from one of the Dollar Generals Saturday morning, after flashing what the clerk thought was a gun and telling him "This is not a good day to die."

Hours later, a similar incident occurred at a Dollar General down the street. Police say Caldwell flashed a gun and grabbed cash from the register.

Later that day, police say Caldwell returned to the first store and robbed it again. Then on Sunday, police say Caldwell ordered a Black and White cab from near one of the Dollar Generals.

Police say he then robbed the driver at knife point, and stole the cab. The company was able to track it down, and police moved in to make the arrest, tying Caldwell to the other robberies.

"It appears as though Mr. Caldwell went on a little crime spree of his own luckily we were able to through some good police work tie everything together and stop him before he was able to continue on," said Toledo Police Spokesman Sgt. Joe Heffernan.

Police are also investigating whether Caldwell is responsible for robbing a second cab driver in south Toledo early Saturday morning. Additional charges may still be filed for that and the Dollar General robberies.

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