Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 | 5:11 p.m.
Henderson Police arrested a man Sunday in connection with a string of robberies that occurred within a 15-minute time span.
Flavio Moreno, 35, of Henderson, is charged with five counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and one count each of kidnapping, burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle and battery.
The first incident occurred at 5:44 p.m., according to police documents. A woman in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy, 1551 W. Sunset Road, was carjacked at gunpoint, police said, and the assailant drove off in her 2006 Toyota sedan.
Another robbery occurred a few minutes later at the Sinclair Gas Station, 201 N. Stephanie St.
Police said the stolen vehicle pulled up alongside a married couple who were filling their car with gas at 5:50 p.m. They were robbed at gunpoint, police said, and the assailant drove away in the stolen Toyota with the couple’s car keys and credit cards.
Just before 6 p.m., police said, the stolen car pulled into the Triple 7 Gas Station at 234 N. Arroyo Grande Blvd., and two employees were robbed at gunpoint.
Henderson Police spotted the Toyota sedan minutes later and pursued it north on Green Valley Parkway, police said.
The vehicle lost control as it crossed the railroad tracks near Green Valley Parkway and Warm Springs Road and crashed into an electrical box, police said.
Police arrested Moreno after a foot pursuit. Officers also recovered a black pellet gun.
Moreno is being held without bail at the Henderson Detention Center.