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Man wanted for robberies in Osceola and across the state arrested

A man wanted for two Osceola County robberies, as well as a string of crimes across the state, was arrested in Tampa on Saturday.

According to an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office report, on Aug. 27, Osceola County deputies responded to a robbery at the CVS drug store at 3300 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee.

The suspect entered the business, approached the counter and snatched money from the register and the cashier’s hand.

On Sept. 9, deputies responded to a robbery at the Walgreens at 7767 W. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee.

The same suspect, entered the business, approached the counter where he again snatched money from the cashier and register, the report stated.

Through the course of the investigation, Osceola County detectives learned the suspect in the two robberies was responsible for numerous robberies to pharmacies throughout Central Florida, the Tampa Bay area, and South Florida.  Detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Ocoee Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Winter Garden Police Department, Apopka Police Department, Plant City Police Department, and Temple Terrace Police Department conducted a joint investigation and later identified Rodrick Clark as the suspect.

On Saturday, Rodrick Clark, 45, was apprehended in Tampa after committing a robbery to a CVS.

Clark is currently in custody at the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections on robbery charges.

Clark will face two counts of robbery for the crimes he committed in Osceola County.