DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — An Ashford man has been arrested after three reported robberies that happened in Dothan on Monday, according to a press release.
On Monday, around 3:30 p.m., Dothan Police Officers responded to a local restaurant in the 1800 Block of East Main Street for a suspicious circumstance call. The officers, once on scene, determined the call to be an armed robbery of a business. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, and in possession of a black handgun. The suspect left the area in a black car, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. It was reported no money was taken.
A short time later, the Dothan Communications Center received a call of an attempted break-in of a motor vehicle in the parking lot of northside Wal-Mart. The suspect was described as a white male the same clothes as previously reported and occupying a black Monte Carlo. The suspect was last seen leaving the Wal-Mart parking lot. Again, no property was reported missing.
At 4:46 p.m., Dothan Police Officers were dispatched to a local liquor store in the 2700 Block of Ross Clark Circle for another armed robbery of a business. The suspect was described, once again, as a white male wearing the same clothes and driving the same vehicle, heading south on Ross Clark Circle towards Hartford Highway.
Police said about ten minutes after the robbery of the liquor store, an alert patrol officer noticed a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 3300 Block of South Oates Street with a white male in a blue hoodie going from the Monte Carlo to another vehicle. The officer detained the subject for investigation.
It was determined that the subject, Aaron Casey Hurtado, 25, of Ashford, AL, had been linked in all three crimes. After obtaining a search warrant for both vehicles, investigators found a green shirt, black handgun, blue jeans, and liquor bottle in the vehicles that tied Hurtado to all three crimes.
Hurtado is facing two counts of robbery first degree and one count of unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle. Hurtado is currently in the Houston County Jail with no bond.