Man Arrested in Connection to Loves Park Robbery

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Loves Park detectives made an arrest in a weekend armed robbery.

Investigators say Lonnie McElyea held up the River Tobacco store on East Riverside Blvd. Sunday afternoon.  They say he got away with cash and cigarettes.  Officers arrested him Wednesday during a traffic stop on N. Second Street.

McElyea is charged with aggravated robbery.

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