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Safford Police have announced a 19-year-old Safford resident suspected of armed robbery has been arrested after what was described as a "lengthy" vehicle pursuit.

According to a press release issued by the department, police responded to the Dollar General Store at 1640 W. Thatcher Blvd. about 8:13 p.m. in reference to a reported armed robbery. The release said that officers were advised prior to their arrival that the suspect had fled eastbound on U.S. Highway 70 in a gold Chevy pickup truck.

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