Police arrest 'Gotta Have It' bandit

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James T. Sloan By Jennifer Thomas James T. Sloan By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. -- Police arrested a suspect believed to be responsible for 11 armed robberies in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and Phoenix.

Mesa and Tempe detectives identified James T. Sloan as the "Gotta Have It" bandit. He was taken into custody in Mesa on Wednesday.

He got his nickname from one of the places he hit. Cold Stone Creamery offers a portion size called the "Gotta Have It."

He is also suspected of robbing a Pizza Hut near Baseline and Ellsworth roads on Jan. 19 and a Subway restaurant near Signal Butte and Baseline roads on Jan. 22.

Sloan was booked for four counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery in Mesa. The charges for the additional robberies will be filed by the other respective cities where the crimes were committed.