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Man arrested following armed robbery in Janesville and police chase

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Janesville police have released the name of a person arrested after an armed robbery at the Golden Oil BP early Friday morning.

According to a news release from the Janesville PD, Trevor Michaels is currently in custody on a probation hold. The release did not name Michaels as a suspect in the robbery, but did refer to him as a person of interest.

Police said they do not believe there is any further threat to the community at this time. Anyone with further information on Michaels or the robbery should contact the Janesville PD at (608) 755-3100.

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- The Janesville Police Department has arrested a man after an armed robbery at a gas station and police chase early Friday morning.

Authorities said at about 5:07 a.m. a man went into the Golden Oil BP in the 1800 block of Beloit Avenue, showed a firearm and demanded money from the register.

He didn't get any money and instead ran away from the gas station.

Witnesses saw the man get into a white Chevrolet Avalanche with gray trim. It was last seen heading northbound on Beloit Avenue.

Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later in Beloit and a pursuit began.

The suspect vehicle crashed near the intersection of Rockport Road and South Walnut Street.

The alleged robber was arrested and police said there is no further threat to the community.

The investigation into the crimes is ongoing.

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Rebecca Ribley

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