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June 25, 2013

New evidence links Cash n' Dash Bandit to two more armed robberies

STILLWATER, Okla. — A man charged with two counts of armed robbery last month will have to answer to more charges following DNA evidence.

Jackson Pascal Rwezaula, 24, was charged with two counts of armed robbery following an investigation into a string of 11 armed robberies since January.

Rwezaula has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at Check n' Go May 17 and a second robbery at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant April 18.

Stillwater Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said new information from forensic evidence shows Rwezaula was involved in more of the incidents.

"At this point we have two more cases that we are going to be able to present and file on him for two different robberies," Dickerson said.

Dickerson said they had requested the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation complete a variety of DNA testing on wigs, masks and gloves after Rwezaula was arrested.

"We are getting some positive comparisons back," he said.

The new information connects Rwezaula to armed robberies at Approved Cash Feb. 1 and an OnCue convenience store May 1.

"We got some comparison back to a mask that was worn and linked it back to some clothing that we acquired through a search warrant at his house," Dickerson said.

Dickerson said they will present on the evidence this week.

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