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Posted on Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 8:28 p.m.

Suspect arrested after robbery at Ypsilanti gas station

By Lee Higgins

Ypsilanti police said they arrested a man suspected of robbing a gas station tonight after a witness followed him as he fled on foot.

About 5:20 p.m., a man entered the Boggs gas station convenience store in the 400 block of North Prospect Road and passed a note that demanded money and implied that he had a gun, a police news release said.

The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash, the release said, as the witness followed. Officers responded and arrested a 37-year-old man, recovering all of the stolen cash. Police said the man admitted to robbing the store. He was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. Charges are pending.

Anyone with information can call Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton at (734) 482-9878.



Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 5:52 p.m.

I appreciate this apprehension as well. There is a K-6 elementary school/playground across the street and many children walk home from there.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 3:24 a.m.

Well played witness. Well played.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 3:08 a.m.

Get away vehicle!!! Make, model, size of his shoes. That is all the info needed, the rest YPD had..


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 3:08 p.m.

What getaway vehicle? He allrgedly fled on foot.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 1:58 a.m.

Good work, YPD! I am continually impressed by your quick action in these kinds of situations.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 1:54 a.m.

Anyone with information? How much information do they need?