NEW INFORMATION: Suspect in Eau Claire pharmacy robbery arrested

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (EAU CLAIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) -- On Monday, December 30, 2013, the Eau Claire Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Value Center Health Mart Pharmacy located at 2421 E. Clairemont Avenue in the City of Eau Claire. Upon arrival officers secured the scene and determined that the suspect had fled the area. Officers began the initial investigation which revealed that a lone male entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded morphine. The suspect then fled the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of morphine. No one was physically injured during the robbery. Officers promptly identified and preserved physical evidence and surveillance images while the Detective Division and Crime Scene Unit were notified to continue the investigation.

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Eau Claire Police Department Detectives conducted follow-up investigation that led them to a residence on Barland Street where they located Brent J. McNabb, 06/11/1990, who was identified by officers as a suspect early in the investigation. McNabb was arrested at that time for armed robbery. He will be booked into the Eau Claire County Jail.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Police appear to have arrested a person in an incident they say is connected to the armed robbery of a pharmacy.

It happened at about noon Tuesday. Officers responded to a house on Barland Street, which is near Main Street in Eau Claire's East Hill neighborhood. Police blocked off a stretch of Barland between McGraw Street and Winter Street in Eau Claire.

Eau Claire police could be seen leading a man out of the house and into a squad car. A police department spokesman says that the situation was peacefully resolved, and that more information is expected later.

Officers say a man went into the Valu Center Health Mart Pharmacy on East Clairemont Avenue around 4 p.m. Monday, showed some sort of weapon, and took off with an unknown amount of merchandise.

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