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Armed Robbery In Janesville, Suspect In Custody

One person is in custody after robbing a BP gas station at gunpoint and then leading police on a pursuit.


Janesville Police say that just after 5 this morning, they received a report of an armed robbery at the BP gas station on Beloit Avenue. The suspect entered the convenience store, brandished their firearm, and demanded money before driving off in a White Chevy Avalanche. The clerk was not injured in the robbery.


The suspect vehicle was seen travelling down Beloit Avenue before being seen again in Beloit. After a brief pursuit, the suspect crashed near Rockport Road and Walnut Street. The suspect, who has not been identified, was then arrested.


The case is still under investigation and Janesville Police will provide more information when it is available.