GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A woman took matters into her own hands and stopped a man whowas in the process of robbing a Walgreens store.
It was at around 2 p.m. Nov. 15 when the incident occurred at1601 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Grand Rapids.
According to police, the man walked into the business, wentbehind the counter, stole some money from the cash register andstarted to leave.
One of the several customers in the store at the time was SarahSmith, 53, who walks with a cane. She told 24 Hour News 8 on Fridaythat she decided enough was enough, that this was her communitystore and wanted to take care of the situation herself.
So she went up to robber, grabbed him, tackled him to theground, got the stolen money from him and tore off some of hisclothes.
The man was able to get up and flee the store.
The woman said the man was a "polite robber" and did not hither.
On Friday, with the help of witness accounts, police were ableto find the suspect and arrest him.
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