WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man accused of trying to rob a convenience store then hiding from a chasing police officer in a garbage can is facing charges.
Brian John-Lee Allen, 32, appeared in Wyoming District Court on Monday, where he was charged with armed robbery. Allen is being held in the Kent County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
Police say Allen robbed the Admiral gas station at 3600 Clyde Park Ave. SW around 1:30 a.m. on April 20.
They say an officer passing by the station observed the suspect following the clerk behind the counter. The officer pulled into the parking lot to check on the safety of the clerk and saw the suspect leaving the business. When he saw the officer, the suspect ran.