Arrest - Armed Robbery - 1500 Block Rayner Avenue

A 44-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an armed robbery yesterday evening.

At approximately 5:00 p.m., August 30, 2017, Police were dispatched to a convenience store in the 1500 block of Rayner Avenue for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. A lone male was reported to have entered the store wearing a black mask and demanded cash and cigarettes. The suspect alleged that he had a firearm but one was not seen. He fled the scene on foot.

A canine unit was successful in tracking the suspect to a residence a short distance away. He was taken into custody without incident.

No one was injured in this incident.

The 44-year-old man is charged with Robbery with a Firearm. (Court Info #991024215).

(Occurrence Number: 17-91519)