Bainbridge police arrest Dollar General robbery suspect

Bainbridge Public Safety have arrested a local man in connection with an armed robbery at the Dollar General store on Shotwell Street Tuesday night.

The robbery happened at about 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Dollar General on Shotwell Street. A man holding what appeared to be a gun came into the store and demanded money from the cashier, according to BPS Major Robert Humphrey.

“He didn’t get any cash but he grabbed some products off the counter and fled the store,” Humphrey said.

Investigators received information on where the suspect might have ran to, and on Wednesday morning, BPS officers went to an apartment complex located off Gordon Avenue in Bainbridge.

Officers found a handgun in a shed behind the apartment complex, located a short distance south of Dollar General. While officers were at the scene, a teenage male showed up, only to run away when he saw officers, BPS Major Humphrey said.

The teenage suspect was found in possession of a cell phone which he had stolen while committing an vehicle break-in on Sunday.  The handgun he used in the robbery was also taken from the same vehicle.

BPS officers caught up with the teen after a brief foot chase and arrested him. The teenager, who is reportedly a middle school student, is charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, Possession of a Handgun by a Person Under the Age of 18, and Entering Auto.

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