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Clearwater, Florida -- Clearwater Police have arrested the man accused of robbing two stores and crashing his truck after he fled from a traffic stop.

Willie Collins has been charged with armed robbery as well as fleeing and eluding. Collins is accused of using a machete to rob a Dollar General on Myrtle Avenue on Sunday and using a knife to rob a Family Dollar on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, January 8, Collins attempted to flee a traffic stop and ended up slamming into a power pole and flipping his vehicle over.

Collins is still at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg where he is being treated for his injuries. He will booked into Pinellas County Jail once he is medically cleared.

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