Mesa police arrest suspected mugger

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Dominique Franklin By Jennifer Thomas Dominique Franklin By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa police say they have arrested a mugger who threatened to shoot his victims.

According to police, two separate robberies occurred on Longmore between Broadway Road and Southern Avenue between June 25 and July 8.

During the robberies, the suspect approached pedestrians on foot, pointed a gun at them and threatened to shoot them if they did not give him their money and property.

The investigation led detectives to Dominique Franklin, 22. Police said Franklin admitted to the robberies.

Police searched his home and seized stolen property from the robberies, a handgun and drugs.

Franklin was booked on robbery, kidnapping and drug charges.