A Kirkwood man is facing several charges after three gas stations in Broome and Chenango Counties were robbed late last week.

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, two of the robberies occurred before 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9th in Broome County, and the last one occurred around 7:45 p.m. on Friday, May 10th in Greene, Chenango County.

At approximately 5:40 a.m. on May 9th, members of the sheriff's office responded to a report of a robbery at a Speedway gas station on Route 7 in Sanitaria Springs. The office says a male entered the store with his hand wrapped in a shirt, indicating he had a gun. He then grabbed a cash register off the counter and fled in a gray Ford F-150 pickup truck.

While they were at the Sanitaria Springs gas station, another robbery occurred at the Mirabito gas station on Old Route 17 in Windsor at around 6:23 a.m. The description of both the suspect and the vehicle were identical to the one from the Sanitaria Springs robbery. Again, the male had entered the store with his hand wrapped and demanded money from the register. Once the register was opened, the male grabbed money and fled the scene in his vehicle.

The suspect vehicle was identified and the male suspect was identified as Clint A. Loomis of Kirkwood. A search for him began immediately.

Around 7:45 p.m. on May 10th, the office was alerted to third gas station robbery, this time in Greene, Chenango County. The description of the suspect and vehicle matched that of Loomis. Loomis' vehicle was spotted around 8:23 p.m., traveling south on Route 12 in the Town of Chenango. He was followed onto Upper Front Street and then I-81.

Tire deflation devices, similar to "spike strips" were used. Loomis avoided the first set, but wasn't able to avoid the second set at Exit 2. He continued driving until he drove into the center median near Exit 1 and jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving and down an embankment onto Cedarhurst Road. A foot chase ensured and he was captured.

Loomis was charged with the following:

• 2 counts of Robbery in the 3rd degree
• 2 counts of Obstructing Government Administration in the 2nd degree
• Unlawful Fleeing Police in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree
• 2 counts of Reckless Endangerment in the 2nd degree
• 2 counts of Resisting Arrest
• 26 Vehicle and Traffic Violations, including Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a
Motor Vehicle

In addition, it was discovered he had an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation. He remains in custody at the Broome County Correctional Facility.

The office says the cash register taken from the Speedway gas station was located on the shoulder of the roadway on Flanders Hill Road in the Town of Windsor by a community member and called it in.