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Recognition of suspect in photo leads police to arrest in weekend robbery

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John Jeffrey Wilson (Source: Sumter Police Dept.) John Jeffrey Wilson (Source: Sumter Police Dept.)
Surveillance photo of robbery suspect (Source: Sumter Police Dept.) Surveillance photo of robbery suspect (Source: Sumter Police Dept.)
SUMTER, SC (WIS) -

Sumter Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a convenience store Saturday morning.  Officers say someone recognized the man from a surveillance photo of the robbery and called in the tip.

Police arrested 38-year-old John Jeffrey Wilson of Sumter Thursday afternoon.  He is charged with armed robbery.

Wilson is accused of robbing the Kangaroo on Broad Street at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning.  Witnesses told police a man walked into the store and demanded money, while threatening the clerk with the impression that he was armed. 

Detectives say someone recognized Wilson in a surveillance photo released earlier in the week and called in the anonymous tip.  While being questioned, police say Wilson admitted to the robbery.

Wilson is awaiting a bond hearing at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

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