Man who Robbed Four Walgreens Stores Turns Himself in to Detectives

Keith Fitzgerald Knowles Jr.

Keith Fitzgerald Knowles Jr.

By: Chris Brunner

After detectives released security videos of him committing a series of nearly identical strong armed robberies at four different Walgreens stores, the suspect turned himself in to law enforcement.

Keith Fitzgerald Knowles Jr., 27, of Lauderhill, surrendered to law enforcement Sunday morning.  He used the same technique for each crime. After selecting an item, he would  walk up to the cashier as if to pay. Once the employee opened the till, the robber pushed the cashier aside, reached over the counter and quickly grabbed handfuls of cash out of the till.

Security video captured the Knowles in the act on June 21 at the Walgreens located at 3099 N. State Road 7 in Lauderdale Lakes. The next day, he committed the same crime at the Walgreens located at 3100 N. Andrews Ave. in Oakland Park. On June 25, he targeted the Walgreens at 3914 W. Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac.

Knowles also committed a fourth strong armed robbery on June 11 at a Walgreens in the city of Plantation. He is now facing four counts of robbery, one count of petit theft and a charge for battery on a person over 65.