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Accused serial robber son of Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross

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Police released an image of a suspected serial robber. (Source: LVMPD) Police released an image of a suspected serial robber. (Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Police believe a man who was arrested Friday morning after a robbery at a Burger King is the same person who recently committed at least eight other holdups throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, officers responded a robbery call at 7:06 a.m. in the 3400 block of Rainbow Boulevard, near Spring Mountain Road.

The suspect took money and left the scene, police said.

Police said the suspect was later located a few blocks south of the robbery at the fast food eatery located at 4012 S. Rainbow Blvd., near Flamingo Road, at 7:40 a.m. and taken into custody.

On Friday afternoon, the suspect was identified via jail records as 27-year-old Shane Ross, the son of current Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Steve Ross. The Ross family issued the following statement to FOX5 Friday afternoon: 

"Our entire family is stunned and devastated at this development. Shane has battled addiction problems for some time and may still be struggling with those demons. We are encouraging him to fully cooperate with police to help determine exactly what has taken place." 

Shane Ross' bail was set at $60,000. 

FOX5 spoke with an employee who was held at gunpoint. He said the suspect showed his gun and demanded money. The whole incident lasted about one minute, the victim said.

Police confirmed the suspect is the same person wanted for a string of robberies in the area of Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road on Tuesday. The suspect was involved in a total of nine robberies, three of which occurred Friday morning. 

Police said the suspect parked a motorcycle outside the business, robbed the employees at gunpoint and left the scene on the bike. 

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