Raul D. Aguirre
If Kensington resident Raul D. Aguirre hadn’t turned to a life of crime, as police allege he did, Aguirre might’ve become one heck of a personal assistant.
Aguirre, 35, allegedly made stops at all kinds of retail businesses during a two-week robbery spree covering much of the Lower Northeast and River Wards, targeting a convenience store, a doughnut shop, restaurants, a state store, pharmacies and even a shoe store.
Detectives identified Aguirre as the culprit last Saturday after releasing surveillance video of him and receiving an anonymous tip by telephone. Armed with a search warrant, investigators went to Aguirre’s home on the 3100 block of Arbor St., that day and arrested him without incident.
In some cases, Aguirre allegedly stole cash and cigarettes from the businesses, while he fled empty-handed in other instances. Typically, he used demand notes to threaten cashiers. Sometimes, he also flashed a gun inside his waistband, police said.
Aguirre was charged with robbing Rite Aid at 338 E. Allegheny Ave. on Feb. 23, Little Caesars at 5694 Rising Sun Ave. on March 4, Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits at 3772 L St. on March 4, 7-Eleven at 3300 Aramingo Ave. on March 7, Burger King at 5921 Rising Sun Ave. on March 8, Dunkin’ Donuts at 6323 Castor Ave. on March 8, Payless Shoe Source at 799 E. Hunting Park Ave. on March 10 and CVS at 5843 Rising Sun Ave. on March 10. ••