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Police: Man robs Opelika store of $86 in steak

(Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)
OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) -

Opelika police say a man was arrested for allegedly taking $86.50 worth of ribeye steaks during a robbery at a grocery store.

James Lanier Heard, 48, of Opelika, is charged with third degree robbery and booked in the Lee County Detention Center.

Police responded to a report of a robbery at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Wright's Grocery on Pleasant Drive.

According to police, the suspect stole seven packages of ribeye steaks, and when a store employee confronted him outside, he acted like he was going to show a weapon, threatened the employee and then fled.

Police apprehended the suspect a short distance away.

Police say all of the meat was recovered from the suspect.

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