Albuquerque man accused of murder now facing charges for Uptown robberies

Albuquerque man accused of murder now facing charges for Uptown robberies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –  An Albuquerque man facing a murder charge is now accused of robbing a store at knifepoint multiple times the month before. Joshua Dickens, 19, was arrested in May after police say he killed a homeless man near Central Ave. and Louisiana Blvd.

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The Albuquerque Police Department now believes Dickens is the same man who stole several hundred dollars from an Uptown business at knifepoint twice in April. According to a criminal complaint, police searched Dickens’ car and found clothing from the robberies and the knife they believe was used as well as a large amount of cash.

Dickens is now facing an armed robbery charge in addition to murder.