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San Antonio Man Arrested in Connection with Six National Chain Store Robberies

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio man was arrested in San Antonio on Monday on federal criminal charges related to his alleged robbery of six national chain stores around San Antonio between Jan. 28 and 31, 2023.

Court documents allege that James Anthony Kirkwood, 68, is responsible for the robberies of two Dollar General stores; two Dollar Trees; a PetSmart; and a Big Lots, over a three-day period. He was arrested on February 6 and had remained in custody at the Bexar County Jail before the arrest on federal charges.

Kirkwood is charged with robbery interfering with interstate commerce. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza of the Western District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Fred J. Milanowski of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Houston Field Division made the announcement.

The ATF and San Antonio Police Department are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney William Calve is prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated February 14, 2023

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