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Police: Teen with knife arrested after robbing Longview store

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LONGVIEW, WA (KPTV) -

Longview police arrested a 15-year-old armed with a knife who they say robbed a convenience store Thursday morning.

The robbery happened around 8:40 a.m. at 20th Avenue Grocery. The incident forced nearby St. Helens Elementary School to go on a brief lockdown.

Police said the suspect showed a knife to a clerk after the clerk refused to sell the teenager cigarettes.

The teen then took off from the scene, but police tracked the suspect down with the assistance of a Clark County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit.

The teen was taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center on a charge of robbery.

Officers said no one was injured in this incident.

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