A suspect is in custody after using a pipe to rob a 7/11 in Lakewood this morning, TLS has learned.
The suspect reportedly walked into the 7/11 on River Avenue in Lakewood around 5:00 AM, and made off with two packs of cigarettes. He then placed the pipe behind a vehicle in the Priority Auto Mall parking lot.
Police canvassed the area and located the man a short time later in the area of Lake Carasaljo. He was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect was charged with armed robbery.
Surveillance video obtained by TLS from Priority Auto Mall shows the suspect running from 7/11 pipe in hand following the robbery.