Police: Arlington Heights man held up gas stations with replica BB gun
Jan 2, 2015 7:30 PM -
An Arlington Heights man has been charged with robbing Northwest suburban gas stations after he was caught stalking a station in Des Plaines, police said. Martell J. Flippins, 26, of the 2200 block of Nichols Road, faces five counts of aggravated robbery after he made off with cash, cigars, prepaid cellphones and other items, police said. In some cases, he pointed the plastic, replica BB gun at a gas station employee or left it peaking out of his waistband, police said.