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Man arrested following Waynesville gas station robbery

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- Waynesville police, with assistance from the St. Robert police, have made a guns-drawn felony arrest on the Route 66 Bridge in downtown Waynesville in connection with the Tuesday armed robbery of the Shell gas station in Waynesville at Exit 156. Names have not yet been released, according to Waynesville Police Chief Dan Cordova, pending filing of charges.

Chief Cordova said the Tuesday incident began with a panic alarm at 5:25 p.m. and Pulaski County Mo E-911 notified the Waynesville police of a holdup at 5:30 p.m. Nobody was apprehended at the time, but one white male and one vehicle were identified as suspects.

On Thursday, police saw the suspect vehicle and began monitoring its movements.

"The vehicle we identified today, the suspect was not in it, but it led us to an address in St. Robert where the suspect was," Cordova said. "He was followed by St. Robert police to Waynesville where he was arrested at the downtown bridge."

The felony stop at the Waynesville bridge involved numerous officers from both departments. Cordova said the man who was arrested was taken to the Pulaski County Jail about 4:30 p.m., and as of early Thursday evening, charges had not yet been filed. The name has not been released pending filing of charges, which is expected within 24 hours.

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