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Armed robber caught hiding in garbage can
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WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) - A Wyoming Police officer thought something was up at a gas station early Friday morning and he was right.

The officer was on patrol at about 1:30am when he saw a person enter the Admiral Gas Station at 3600 Clyde Park SW.  The officer watch the person follow the clerk around the counter.  When the officer pulled into the parking lot, the subject left the store and fled the scene.  After a short foot chase and other officers arrival, the 32-year-old Grand Rapids man was found hiding in a garbage can.  Meanwhile, the clerk of the store had called police informing them that she had been robbed at gunpoint.

Police say the suspect is on parole and is now in the Kent County Jail.  His name will be released after arraignment.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and recovered at the scene. The weapon has not yet been located.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Wyoming Police Department at 530-7300 or Silent Observer at 774-2345.

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