Help from witnesses leads to quick arrest in armed robbery of Walmart

Published: Jul. 31, 2017 at 10:41 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2017 at 9:39 AM EDT
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WIllie Burton (Source: LMDC)
WIllie Burton (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The man suspected of holding up a Walmart has been arraigned.

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Willie Burton, 31, of Louisville, is charged with one count of robbery.

A Louisville Metro police arrest report says Burton wanted into the Fairdale Walmart at 175 Outer Loop around 3:45 p.m. July 30 and handed a note demanding money to an employee at the customer service desk. Burton also indicated that he had a gun.

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Witnesses were able to give police a description and the license plate of the car the suspect was driving. Burton was arrested nine minutes after the robbery a traffic stop was made on the car.

Police said Burton gave a detailed confession after being given his Miranda rights.

Burton remains at Louisville Metro Corrections following his arraignment this morning. He is scheduled to back in court August 10.

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