Suspect arrested for armed robbery of Vandalia Dollar General
VANDALIA — A suspect has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at Vandalia’s Dollar General, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s department was dispatched to the Dollar General, 18043 E. State St. in Vandalia, at 6:30 p.m. Friday on reports of the robbery. They learned that a male entered the store, led an employee to believe he had a weapon, and requested money.
The Dollar General store is a new addition to Vandalia and has been open since late January.
After the employee gave the suspect the money, the suspect left the store, entered an occupied car and requested a ride, which he was denied. The suspect left Dollar General’s premises on foot.
K-9 Faust was deployed for a track of the suspect. This suspect, a 32-year-old man, was located a short time later at an address on Mulberry Street in Vandalia, where he was placed under arrest for armed robbery.
The suspect’s name is being withheld pending arraignment in the 4th District Court.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged by law enforcement to call the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.
Assisting on scene was Michigan State Police, Niles Post.