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Arrest made in grocery store robbery

Police nabbed a suspect Monday afternoon shortly after a reported robbery.

Officers arrested Kenneth Lee Church, 24, of Selma and charged him with robbery third degree.

“Around 3:45 p.m., the Selma Police Department responded to a robbery that just occurred at B&B Grocery, which is located on Water Avenue,” Det. Fredrick Walker said. “The male suspect was buying some kind of soda, and when the cashier opened the cash drawer he allegedly pushed the clerk and took a large amount of money.”

The suspect ran from the store, but police received a good description from eyewitnesses.

With that information, police began to search for Church.

“The Detectives Division and Narcotics Division officers made a perimeter around the area,” Walker said. “We were searching for a tall, black male who was about 6-feet, 6-inches and wearing all black. We found him hiding in an abandoned train.”

Authorities said Church was out on parole from a 2007 robbery conviction.

Officers processed Church through the city and placed him in the Dallas County Jail under a $60,000 bond and a probation hold.