ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators said they believe they have caught the man behind robberies in Casselberry and in Orange County.
Casselberry police told Channel 9 it took just two days to make an arrest after the armed robbery of a Circle K near Aloma Avenue and State Road 436.
"This is just the way it's supposed to be done," said Captain David Del Rosso with Casselberry police.
Surveillance became the key link for detectives investigating a second armed robbery nearly two hours later at a Hess Station on Highway 17-92 in Casselberry, authorities said.
Not only did the Circle K video match the suspect description in the Hess robbery, but detectives said they also noticed the suspect put a bare hand on the counter in Casselberry.
"You know, the radios, we talk about the description and the weapon used, and the puzzles are matching right there," said Del Rosso.
When subsequent surveillance showed no one else touching that area before they arrived, police said they were hopeful the print could lead to the offender in both robberies.
After running the print through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement database, it was traced to 36-year-old Daniel Reslier of Mt. Dora, according to police. He was placed under arrest and charged with armed robbery.
"I would think twice before going into a convenience store, especially with the technology they have out there on security," said Del Rosso.