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Morrill man arrested in Bluffs robbery investigation

Morrill man arrested in Bluffs robbery investigation

Scottsbluff Police have arrested a male in connection with yesterday’s armed robbery of the Route 26 Mart in Scottsbluff.

21-year-old Richard Blackmon of Morrill has been arrested on the charges of Robbery and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.

Investigators identified a vehicle they believed was connected to the robbery while reviewing video surveillance from the business and surrounding businesses in the area. The identification of this vehicle led to search warrants being executed on the vehicle identified as well as an address belonging to the vehicles registered owner. This residence was located within the City of Scottsbluff.

While executing the warrant on the residence the vehicle arrived and was also searched. The investigation led investigators to a male suspect whom was connected to the residence and the suspect vehicle.

Richard Blackmon was taken into custody at the residence and charged with Robbery and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony. Blackmon was booked into the Scotts Bluff County Jail.

Others were interviewed as part of the investigation however they were released. Evidence was also collected from the vehicle and residence searched.

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office assisted wi

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