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Suspect in Shelby Township armed robbery arrested

Posted: 2:15 PM, Aug 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-05 21:23:17Z

Shelby Township police say they have arrested a suspect in the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store early Friday morning.

According to police, the suspect held a knife to the cashier of the store at 24 Mile and Shelby Rd. and demanded money from the register. It happened around 12:32 a.m. Friday.

He fled the store with the money in an unknown direction driving a dark colored SUV.

Police say by 9 a.m., they had identified the suspect with the help of tips from the public, and he was in custody by 1 p.m.

He is expected to be arraigned on Saturday.