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DMPD: 4 arrested in connection with armed robbery on University Ave

Des Moines, IOWA – According to the Des Moines Police Department, this incident occurred right after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

It happened in the 2300 block of University Ave.

Des Moines Police Department officers responded to a report of an armed robbery.

The responding officers discovered that two of four suspects were reportedly armed with handguns.

The victim was able to provide 3rd Watch patrol officers with a detailed description of the suspects and their getaway vehicle.

A short time later, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted and officer began to approach the vehicle.

The vehicle was later found, crashed, at 29th & Cottage Grove.

One suspect was taken into custody almost immediately.

By 3:17 p.m., all four suspects were in custody, and two handguns were recovered.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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