Janesville police make arrest in early morning robbery, hostage incident

JANESVILLE (WKOW) — Janesville police have arrested a Beloit man connected with an early morning robbery and later, a hostage incident in which a Janesville officer received a minor injury.

Police say they have connected Carlos Ford, 52, to both incidents. He faces armed robbery and resisting an officer charges.

Janesville police were first called at 1:45 a.m. Thursday to 5 Points Grocery and Beverage at 600 W. Milwaukee St for an armed robbery.

The robber displayed a handgun and demanded currency from the clerk, according to a Janesville police news release.

The robber stole cash and other items from the convenience store then fled, leaving items behind that aided in identifying Ford.

Then at 4:19 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 2500 block of N. Sumac for a reported hostage situation.

The suspect in the second call was also determined to be Ford, according to police.

Officers made contact with Ford and a woman when they came out of the home.

Ford resisted arrest, but was eventually taken into custody.

One officer did sustain a minor injury while taking Ford into custody.

Staff report

Staff report

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