Gas station robber arrested at his house

Police investigate a robbery at this Shell gas station on Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids. (Jan. 31, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A 23-year-old man was arrested at his home after allegedly robbing a gas station hours earlier.

The Shell Gas Station at 1801 Monroe Avenue NW was the victim of an armed robbery shortly after 12 a.m. Friday.

A masked man in his early 20s and carrying a butcher knife entered the Shell Gas Station at 1801 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids shortly after 12 a.m. Friday, police said.

He obtained a small amount of money from the register and then ran from the scene, according to a news release.

Officers arrived and tracked the suspect about a half mile to his home in the 100 block of Travis Street NE. Along the track, officers found the suspect’s mask that he discarded.

The suspect was at the residence with some other occupants.

Police recovered evidence at the home related to the robbery and arrested the suspect.

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