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Suspect Charged in Denton Armed Robbery

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DENTON, Md.- Authorities have arrested a suspect accused of holding up a Denton convenience store with a toy gun.

Stanley Britton, 34, of Greensboro, is charged by Denton police with armed robbery, robbery, theft less than $1,000, three counts each of reckless endangerment, first-degree assault and second-degree assault.

Police said Britton's arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred Wednesday, Sept. 28. According to police, officers responded to the Goose Creek convenience store after the store's hold-up alarm activated.

Police said the officers learned that a suspect, who was wearing a bandana over his face and armed with a gun, entered the store and demanded cash. According to investigators, the cashier handed over the money and the suspect left the building. 
Police were able to review video footage from Goose Creek and were able to obtain a description of the suspect's clothing and his vehicle. Officers also found that the suspect vehicle traveled south when it left the store's parking lot. 

A radio broadcast was sent out to area law enforcement agencies and a short time later a Federalsburg police officer saw a vehicle that matched the suspect's vehicle. The officer was also able to see that the clothing description of the driver also matched that of the suspect. The officer stopped the vehicle and detained the suspect, who was identified as Britton. Police said evidence located inside Britton's vehicle implicated him in the robbery.  

Britton was arrested on the aforementioned charges and was ordered held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Police said the weapon used in the crime was later recovered and found to be a toy, which was painted to appear to be real.

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