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Shoplifting Suspect’s Shoes Leads To Armed Robbery Arrest

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LAUREL, Md. (WJZ)— A suspect’s shoes gave him away. Police make an arrest in a gas station robbery after noticing a man accused of shoplifting at Target had on matching footwear.

Police say 23-year-old Dave Adams Benissan, of Laurel, was caught shoplifting at a Target store in Laurel on Wednesday. Detained by an employee there, Benissan was wearing the same shoes described in an armed robbery at a BP gas station, also in Laurel.

In that robbery, police say a suspect entered the gas station around 12:30 a.m. last Saturday wearing a ski mask and displaying a handgun. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Detectives determined that Benissan’s shoes and physical description matched the gas station robbery.

After executing a search warrant, police recovered a black pellet handgun and clothing the suspect wore during the robbery.

Benissan has been charged with shoplifting and armed robbery.

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