Bloomfield police arrest armed robbery suspect, businesses locked down
FARMINGTON — The Bloomfield Police Department arrested the armed robbery suspect who allegedly robbed a dollar store, causing area businesses to enter into a lockdown.
The department at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 8 posted on its Facebook page that its responded to an armed subject call at the intersection of Ruth Lane and West Broadway Avenue.
Bloomfield police administrative supervisor Suzanne Moore told The Daily Times the agency is investigating the armed robbery of the Dollar General at 1502 W. Broadway Ave.
The department posted at 11:36 a.m. that the suspect was apprehended, and the intersection of Ruth Lane and West Broadway Avenue was being cleared.
Moore said the person apprehended was a juvenile male and the department is not releasing additional information on him at this time.
All businesses in the area were placed in a lockdown including the Bloomfield MVD and police department.
The Bloomfield Municipal Court and MVD office have been closed for Feb. 8 as law enforcement continues the investigation.
The Dollar General will remain closed as law enforcement investigates the armed robbery.
During the incident, people outside the MVD were asked to stay inside their vehicles as law enforcement searched for the suspect.
Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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