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Police make arrest in Thursday armed robbery

Suffolk Police have made an arrest following a commercial armed robbery that happened Thursday.

The robbery at the Miller Mart located in the 1500 block of Holland Road was reported at 6:06 p.m.

Preliminary investigation found that an adult male entered the business, forced himself behind the counter and physically confronted the female clerk while implying he had a weapon. He fled on foot after taking an undetermined amount of currency and alcohol.

Following the police investigation, Charles Leroy Griffin Jr., 28, of Suffolk, was arrested on charges including robbery, larceny and assault and battery. He was also arrested on outstanding charges including contempt of court and failure to appear on misdemeanor charge.

He was transported to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail following his arrest.