Arrest made in Camp Ford armed robbery

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The Smith County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person in connection with an armed robbery Monday at Camp Ford.

At around 2 p.m., deputies responded to a robbery in the 6500 block of Hwy 271 in northern Smith County near Camp Ford. The caller said he had just been robbed at gunpoint in the Camp Ford area, and the robbers had left heading south on Hwy 271. The caller was able to describe the suspect vehicle for authorities.

As law enforcement was headed to the scene, a deputy spotted a vehicle on Loop 323 ESE fitting the description of the getaway vehicle. Additional deputies responded to the location and three people were taken into custody. Only one of the three was arrested for aggravated robbery.

A pellet pistol and most of the property stolen in the robbery was recovered.

The identity of the robber will be released once the person has been formally charged. He will be booked into the Smith County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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