Juvenile Arrested in Pit Stop Robbery

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The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 17-year-old in connection to an armed robbery.

It happened around 9 P.M. Thursday at the Pit Stop Gas and Grocery on N. Clinton Street.

The attendant told police that the masked suspect had a handgun and demanded money. When the attendant refused, the attendant says the suspect struck him with the gun before fleeing the business.

A witness saw the suspect take off his mask and recognized him, alerting police.

Police tracked the suspect down to a Vigo County residence and met with his guardians. Police say during a search of the residence, they found the gun, mask and jacket matching the descriptions given by witnesses.

Police took the juvenile to the Vigo County Juvenile Justice Center.

He’s charged with Armed Robbery, Pointing a Firearm, Intimidation and Battery.

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