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Man Robbed a Gas Station and Some Waffle Houses to Pay for Girlfriend's Probation

Escambia County cops busted 22-year-old Marquis C. Baldwin after he spent three months entering four different businesses with a rifle and demanding money from the employees.

Baldwin allegedly nicked a Kangaroo gas station a Waffle House and another Waffle House with a rifle that turned out to not be a rifle but a pump-action BB gun.

According to a police news release, Baldwin confessed to the string of robberies and told cops the reason he committed the crimes was so he could pay off his girlfriend's probation.

Baldwin paid the probation in full the day after he robbed the second Waffle House for the second time because he apparently didn't get enough cash to pay for it after the first time.

According to the release, Baldwin, wielding the BB gun, entered the Kangaroo gas station at 7950 Pensacola Blvd on November 30 at 3:45 a.m.

Then at 4:55 a.m. on December 6, he hit the first Waffle House, located at 7999 Pensacola Blvd.

Baldwin allegedly hit the second Waffle House at 6913 Pensacola Blvd. twice, once on January 3 and then again on January 9.

He then apparently had collected the amount of cash needed to pay for his lady's probation, so it was enough already with all the robbing places with a BB gun.

However, cops eventually caught up with Baldwin with the help of surveillance footage, which helped to identify him and show police that he indeed used a pellet gun to rob a gas station and a couple of Waffle Houses.

Baldwin confessed to the robberies and was arrested and charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm and six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (yup). 

He remains in the Escambia County Jail with a total bond of $80,000.00, according to the release.

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