Armed Robbery - ARRESTED

billy joe kinser

UPDATE: Around 2:00 AM, BPD Detectives were able to locate and arrest 32 year old Billy Joe Kinser Jr. of Bradenton and charge him with Armed Robbery. Thanks to everyone for their assistance!

ORIGINAL: This evening, at 8:15 PM, a white male robbed the Wawa on 1st St E and left in a white SUV. At 8:26 PM, the same suspect robbed the Dollar General on MLK E. Both times the suspect implied a weapon, but none was seen. Detectives are actively working these cases. If anyone has any information, or recognizes this suspect, please contact Bradenton PD at 941-932-9300, or email us at

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