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June 29, 2017: Pair Charged with Southern California Robbery Spree

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Two men have been charged with robbing doughnut shops and convenience stores throughout Southern California over a span of four weeks, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Malik Hassan Arthur (dob 12/17/97) has been charged with 12 counts of second-degree robbery and one count of attempted second-degree robbery in case KA115529. The felony complaint includes a special allegation that Arthur personally used a handgun during the commission of the crimes.

Arthur’s codefendant, Thomas Glen Rollins (dob 4/7/95), has been charged with six counts of second-degree robbery and one count of attempted second-degree robbery. The charging document also includes a gun allegation for Rollins.

Arthur and Rollins pleaded not guilty today and are scheduled to return on July 27 in Department N of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. Bail was set at $1.35 million for Arthur and $750,000 for Rollins.

Deputy District Attorney Brandy Chase, who is assigned to the case, said between May 5 and May 31, Arthur and Rollins allegedly robbed various doughnut shops and convenience stores throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.

If convicted as charged, Arthur faces a maximum possible sentence of more than 66 years in state prison, while Rollins faces more than 13 years in prison.

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.