Gary cellphone store shooting suspect charged in 2 other robberies

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GARY, Ind. (WLS) -- A man recently charged in a cellphone store shooting in Gary has also been charged with robbing two stores minutes apart in December 2015, police said.

Stephen Spivey, 21, allegedly attempted to rob a One Stop Mart in the 700-block of West 45th Avenue in Gary on Dec. 30, police said. While inside, he also allegedly fired a weapon.

Approximately 15 minutes later, a King Gyro in the 5500-block of Broadway in Merrillville was robbed, police said. Investigators linked the suspect to both robberies via surveillance footage from the Merrillville incident.

Spivey was charged Wednesday with attempted robbery, armed robbery and felony criminal recklessness.

Spivey was previously charged with armed robbery and battery in connection with the shooting of a security guard at a Gary cellphone store. Police are still searching for another suspect in that case.