Pasco County deputies arrested a 23-year-old man Sunday evening suspected in a string of February robberies in Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills.
Robert Dumas, of Wesley Chapel, was stopped for speeding on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. and Eagleston Blvd. As deputies searched the vehicle, they found a gun and a used marijuana joint.
Deputies also found a firearm and mask, along with shoes and clothing that matched the description from a string of recent armed robberies.
Dumas and the vehicle also matched those descriptions, and the Major Crimes division was notified as deputies continued to talk with Dumas until he confessed to the robberies over the course of six days, which started on Feb. 8 with the Citgo Gas Station gas station on S.R. 54 in Wesley Chapel.
About an hour later, Dumas also was accused of robbing the Best Western Hotel on Oakley Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, where he fired a gun shot. He also fired a shot during a robbery of the Metro PCS store in Zephyrhills. He also has been accused of robbing B Creative Painting Studio in Wesley Chapel, and a Subway sub shop in Lutz.