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Arrest made in Frederick jewelry store robbery

Wednesday - 2/6/2013, 4:40pm  ET

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Police in Frederick say one of the suspects in the smash-and-grab robbery of a downtown jewelry store is in custody.

They announced the arrest Wednesday in Washington of 31-year-old Alonzo Meadows of Fairfax, Va.

District of Columbia police arrested Meadows early Wednesday. Police say Meadows was driving a black pickup truck linked to the robbery of Colonial Jewelers Tuesday afternoon.

Police in Washington are holding Meadows on a fugitive warrant. Investigators in Frederick are searching the truck for evidence that could help them identify two other suspects.

Police say one of the men produced a handgun before they smashed a glass display case and removed more than $150,000 worth of watches. The men sprayed pepper spray or a similar irritant in the store before making their getaway.


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