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Suspect in robbery for cigarettes arrested

Published: Jul. 5, 2016 at 4:33 PM EDT
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Alphonso Thompson (Source: LMDC)
Alphonso Thompson (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man wanted for the robbery of a drug store has been arrested.

Louisville Metro police took Alphonso Thompson, 47, into custody on July 4.

Thompson is accused of robbing the Walgreen's at 11930 Standiford Plaza Drive during the early morning hours of June 12.

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Police said Thompson asked the clerk for cigarettes to buy, but when he realized that he was not going to get any Thompson threatened the clerk by saying he had a gun. Thompson pushed the clerk to the ground and took the cigarettes.

After surveillance photos of the robbery were released police said they received at least three tips identifying Thompson as the person involved. Following his arrest Thompson also told an officer taking him to jail that he had seen himself on news reports about the robbery.

Thompson is being held on a $25,000 cash bond at Louisville Metro Corrections.

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