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Armed man arrested by officer after robbery

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- An armed man was apprehended by a neighborhood beat officer in Albany following the robbery of a convenience store

On Friday around 10:45 a.m., Officer Michael Fargione of the Neighborhood Engagement Unit, was flagged down in front of the R &J Grocery and Deli, located at 277 Clinton Avenue, regarding a man who was just inside the store with a knife.

The suspect, who was still in the vicinity, was immediately stopped by the officer. As the officer approached him, the suspect threatened the officer with the knife. The suspect, Anwar Smickle, 29, of Albany, was quickly taken into custody.

Officers learned that Smickle had committed a knife point robbery at the store.

Smickle was charged with Robbery 1st-Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd-Degree, Menacing a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest.

He was arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail

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