'Mr. Clean Bandit' identified as Eddie Nelson by police; arrested in cleaners' robbery

DENVER - Denver police say they have arrested the robbery suspect dubbed the "Mr. Clean Bandit" after he was accused of holding up an east Denver cleaners.

Eddie Nelson, 50, was allegedly wearing a puffy blue jacket and beanie cap during the Jan. 15 robbery. On that day at approximately 5 p.m., police say he entered the Dependable Cleaners at 2040 E. 18th Ave. and demanded money at knife point.

Dependable Cleaners President Steven Toltz told 7NEWS that Nelson had confessed to three robberies of his locations, but police didn't confirm anything about a confession.

Toltz also said Nelson never got away with much from the robberies because the business' transactions are primarily done through credit cards.

"Cash is no longer the payment method of choice at most cleaners so with cameras and all the other security devices and the fact that we don't have much more than a little change, you [a robber] might not get enough to cover your gas," Toltz said.

Police sent out a crime alert on Nelson earlier this week and announced his arrest on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about Nelson or the crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or text the information to 274637 under the title DMCS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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