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Posted on: September 29, 2019

09-29-2019 Robbery Arrest

Carl Avery Wilson

A Danville man has been arrested for a robbery that occurred yesterday evening.

At approximately 9:57 pm Danville Police responded to a robbery at the Dollar General on West Main St. The clerk reported that while she was completing a customer transaction, a man came behind the counter, reached into the cash drawer, and took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot. No weapon was displayed.

Upon reviewing store surveillance video, an Officer recognized the suspect as a man with ties to a residence in the 100 block of Withers Cir. A K-9 track also led to the area of this residence. Carl Avery Wilson, age 40, was located inside, was identified as the suspect, and was charged with robbery. He is currently being held in the Danville City Jail under no bond. 

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