BREAKING NEWS: Arrest in Armed Robbery

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courtesy of CAPP (Community & Police Partnership)

On 12/8/11, numerous GPD Units were dispatched to the Mobil Gas Station located at 623 West Putnam Avenue in reference to an armed robbery.

The suspect in the robbery was described as a shorter white male, wearing a black fedora hat. The male was wearing a dark coat with dark pants on. The male displayed a silver and black handgun at the time of the robbery. The male was given sixty dollars from the cashier and then fled the store on foot on West Putnam Avenue.

A canvass of the area resulted in a male subject matching that description walking on Byram Terrace Drive. The male was identified as Michael Rinello
(34 yrs old) of Windy Knolls. Rinello was positively identified as the suspect by the cashier and video surveillance footage.

At the time of the arrest, Rinello had in his possession several hypodermic needles.

Rinello was charged with the following;

Robbery 1st
Larceny 6th
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Bond was set a $100,000 with a court date of 12/16/2011.

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