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Allentown Police: Robber nabbed minutes after hitting store

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:29:29 AM EST   Updated On: Aug 19 2013 06:12:36 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Police in Allentown say they nabbed a robber--just minutes after he hit a store.

According to authorities, 41-year-old Erick Contreras robbed the Pet Supplies Plus store in the 1000 block of Union Boulevard around 5:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police said an alert officer who was on patrol noticed Contreras acting suspiciously.

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Contreras was expected to have been arraigned Saturday night.