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December 9, 2013

Interlochen Wendy's subject of armed robbery

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities arrested an Interlochen man, 50, on suspicion of armed robbery.

Michigan State Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Wendy’s restaurant in Interlochen Sunday night.

Police were able to track and arrest the suspect based on witness accounts and evidence left at the scene.

Bob Cooney, the Grand Traverse County prosecuting attorney authorized an armed robbery charge and a fourth-offense habitual offender charge this morning. Both charges could put the man in jail for life.

The man, whose name won’t be released until his arraignment, is being held at the Grand Traverse County’s jail.

The suspect told Wendy's employees he was robbing the store, hinted he had a weapon and demanded money, according to a Michigan State Police press release.

The suspect threatened to kill employees if they followed him or called the police, according to the release, before he left with an unknown amount of money.

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