Armed robbery suspect caught by police after short chase
(This story was updated at 10:24 a.m. Monday.)
A 26-year-old Detroit man was arrested early Monday just minutes after he'd used a handgun to rob the owner of a store in Ypsilanti.
Police said they were called to the 800 block of North Huron River Drive east of Lowell at about 2 a.m. Monday for an armed robbery that had just occurred.
The business owner told officers that the suspect approached him as he was leaving the building, showing him a handgun and forcing him back inside the building.
The man then forced him to open the cash register and took its contents before running away.
When police arrived, they learned the suspect hadn't gotten far - he was believed to be hiding nearby. Officers found him and arrested him after a short pursuit.
The money and gun were both recovered, according to police. The store owner was not injured in the incident.
The man was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. He's expected to be arraigned on armed robbery charges.
Police said the man is on parole for unarmed robbery and he was wanted on a warrant for being a parole absconder.