Print Police arrest man who robbed store with knife
Written by Greg Ruland   
Tuesday, 14 September 2010 16:43

Just hours after asking the public for help in finding the suspect in an armed robbery of an Old Town tobacco shop, Cottonwood police announced a 19-year-old Clarkdale man has been arrested in the case.

A man brandishing a knife robbed a Old Town Cottonwood tobacco shop Monday, Sept. 13. Police arrested a 19-year-old suspect a few hours later in Clarkdale.The suspect was arrested at a nearby residence shortly after 2 p.m. after police learned his identity, according to Cottonwood police.

The suspect reportedly entered the store in the 900 block of North Main Street in Old Town, and demanded items from a display. Upon receiving the items, he brandished a knife, threatened a clerk, then fled into a nearby neighborhood on foot.

Police allege the he took several bags of Spice and a metal pipe from the store.

Spice is a mixture of chemicals and herbs that can induce a marijuana-like high in those who smoke it. Spice may be legally sold in Arizona.

The suspect was booked into Yavapai County Detention Center on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

For a complete update on this breaking news story, see page 1A of the Wedneday, Sept. 15, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.