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Citizen helps police in armed robbery arrest

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Banks was charged with first-degree robbery. Banks was charged with first-degree robbery.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Huntsville police said a citizen helped in the arrest of an armed robbery suspect.

Authorities said the robbery happened at the Fast Stop Mini Mart around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. According to police, the offender entered the store and then fled on foot without taking anything.

Investigators said a citizen saw the man flee, notified authorities and continued to watch the offender until police arrived.

Officers arrested Juan Lee Banks, 20, of Huntsville, near the intersection of Winchester Road and Swaim Circle. Police said Banks was seen throwing down a pistol which was later recovered and turned into police.

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