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Clerk robbed at gunpoint, suspect caught

Eric Charles Stewart (Source: Metro Jail) Eric Charles Stewart (Source: Metro Jail)

Huntsville Police arrested a man accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint Thursday morning.

The robbery happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Mapco on Highway 431 near Sutton Road. Police said the suspect came in, pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money.

After the clerk handed over some cash, the man left. According to police, a passerby noticed a suspicious car just north of the store, called 911 and was able to stall the driver until officers arrived.

Police arrested Eric Charles Stewart and charged him with first degree robbery.

The store clerk was not hurt.

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