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Walker police arrest barricaded armed robbery suspect

Walker barricaded armed robbery suspect
Posted at 4:37 PM, May 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 22:28:08-04

Updated at 8:30 p.m.: Police say a violent armed robber is in custody. Walker police say the man barricaded himself inside his home for seven hours on Friday.

Walker Police Chief Keith Mankel says he came out peacefully. "We're assisting the Wyoming Police Department in the execution of a search warrant and an arrest warrant on a violent armed robber," said Mankel.

Wyoming Police Captain Tim Poles says this man robbed someone of their belongings inside their home on May 25. "Minor injuries resulted from that robbery," Poles added.

Police focused their efforts on a townhome complex on McCarty near Alpine Avenue, where they say he lived. One neighbor tells FOX 17 they were evacuated later in the standoff, believing the suspect might have escaped through the attic.

"There's a lot of stuff that was going on. And you know, the big thing is it resolved peacefully, nobody got hurt. Everybody in the neighborhood has been very cooperative with us, which we appreciate. And it's just been a great team effort," Mankel added.

Wyoming, Walker Police, and the Kent County Sheriff's Office were all at the scene assisting in this resolution.

"There was a report that obviously with the armed robbery, there's always that chance that there's a gun involved. We treat every situation very seriously that there always could be that weapon. That's why we take the precautions that we take," Mankel said.

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