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One in custody for armed robbery in Fitchburg

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FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Fitchburg were called to Radio Shack, located at 3040 Fish Hatchery Road, Thursday morning for the report of an armed robbery.

An employee of the store reported a man had come inside, displayed a handgun and demanded items.  The suspect fled the scene on foot.  Officers were able to follow his footprints to the 2900 block of Traceway Drive in the City of Madison.

A possible suspect's name was obtained during the investigation and officers were able to locate the man on Traceway Drive, where he resides.  The handgun used in the robbery, and the stolen property, were found in a nearby dumpster.

No one was injured.  21-year-old Robert Avery is being held on a probation violation and more charges are expected.  No other suspects are being sought.

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