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Shelby Township — Police have arrested two suspects and identified a third in the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven convenience store early Wednesday, officials said.

One of the suspects is an employee of the store, they said.

An investigation led detectives to obtain a search warrant for a home in Clinton Township. Police arrested the man and recovered evidence linking him to the robbery, they said.

The suspects are expected to be arraigned on charges Friday.

Authorities said officers were called at about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday to a 7-Eleven store located at 5020 23 Mile near Shelby Road for an armed robbery.

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A female employee told police a man with a gun had come into the store and robbed it. The man took an unknown amount of cash, beer and cigarettes.

She described the man as tall, about 6 feet, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap, dark pants, a mask on his face and gloves, officials said. She also told them he had a black small caliber, semi-automatic handgun.

After the robbery, the man fled in an unknown direction.

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