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Suspect nabbed in robbery spree in Hill District |

Suspect nabbed in robbery spree in Hill District

| Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:00 a.m

A man suspected of robbing 10 businesses in a 24-hour period last week was arrested by city robbery detectives early Monday in the Hill District.

Courtland LaPrade, 28, of Washington, Pa., was arraigned on charges stemming from 13 holdups in the city, including 10 that occurred Wednesday and Thursday, court documents show. He was jailed in lieu of $300,000 bond to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 8.

LaPrade is accused of going into each business and asking for a job application, then pulling a silver handgun and demanding money. He is charged with robbery and simple assault in Washington County.

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