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Police catch suspect moments after armed robbery

A suspect's getaway from a robbery of a Turlock convenience store came to a quick end when he was apprehended by Turlock Police officers after a citizen reported a suspicious person.

The suspect was identified by the police department as Lyle Harlan, 28, of Turlock. he was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of robbery.

The robbery was reported at 1:58 a.m. Monday at a convenience store in the 100 block of E. Glenwood Avenue.

The clerk told officers the suspect came into the store and brandished a firearm he had tucked into his waistband and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the business eastbound on E. Glenwood Avenue.

"A few minutes later we received calls from a different person reporting a male subject was seen running on Baywood, which is in close proximity to the location of the robbery," said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The description the caller gave was similar to that of the robbery suspect.

Officers responded quickly to the area and located the individual, later identified as Harlan, and took him into custody.

"An in-field show-up was conducted and the subject was positively identified as the responsible subject in the robbery," Parmley said.

In addition to the positive identification, Harlan had in his possession currency that matched the amount taken in the robbery.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.