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Teen charged in armed robberies
Gates, N.Y. -- Police have arrested and charged Keith Speed, 16, with robbing five local pharmacies and convenience stores in the last two weeks.
Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode said Speed wore a ski mask as he entered the stores, typically late at night or early in the morning, brandished a gun and demanded cash.
In actuality, it was a BB gun made to look real, added VanBrederode.
Speed stole cigarettes and money, according to police.
He was arrested at 8 a.m. Sunday, five hours after Speed allegedly entered the CVS Pharmacy on Spencerport Road wearing a ski mask and brandishing a weapon.
Police said they tracked his footprints in the snow to a home in the area and later took him into custody.
Speed was arraigned in Gates Town Court and later transported to the Monroe County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.