University Mart robbed again

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Police arrest Ironton man

The Ironton Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a robbery Monday at the University Mart.

Detective Chris Bowman of IPD said Raymond Brown, 35, of State Route 243, Ironton, was arrested just minutes after the robbery occurred around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Brown was allegedly armed with a knife at the time of the robbery and when he was apprehended. Police got some help from a bystander who chased the suspect for a time and was able to give them a description of him, Bowman said.

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The man was found running on the street from the scene, the detective said.

“We sure appreciate the assistance from the bystander who chased him and gave a description of him,” Bowman said.

The incident was the third time the University Mart had been robbed in about a month. The store was also robbed Friday morning and also on June 28. Police arrested another man in connection with the June 28 robbery.

Bowman said Brown is a suspect in Friday’s robbery.