Springfield police make arrest in early morning armed robbery

SPRINGFIELD - Springfield Police have made an arrest in an armed robbery that occurred at a gas station early Friday morning.

Police arrested Anthony A. Brown, 20, on Friday afternoon for alleged armed robbery, aggravated battery, and theft.

According to a release from the Springfield Police Department, officers responded to CITGO gas station, located at 600 North 9th Street, for a report of an armed robbery.  Employees were coming out of the store when the suspect approached them, armed with a handgun, and ordered them back into the store.  Lottery tickets and the victims' cell phones were taken.

Following an initial investigation, police found Brown in his home, and arrested him without incident.  The investigation is still ongoing, and investigators are looking into Brown's possible connection to two other robberies that occurred in June.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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