Caruthersvile armed robbery suspect due in court today

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - A Caruthersville man is due in court later today for arraignment after a pair of armed robberies over the weekend.

Police say just after midnight on Saturday someone robbed the Casino Inn and Suites Hotel.

About an hour later, a second armed robbery took place was reported at the Economy Inn on Truman Blvd.

After looking at video from security cameras from the Casino Inn, police identified the robbery suspect as 21 year old Ben Burns. Officers later arrested Burns. He's charged with robbery in the second degree, armed criminal action and attempted robbery.

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