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Cap and sneakers lead to arrest of man in armed robbery

A 46-year-old Georgia Street man wearing the same baseball cap and sneakers he allegedly wore in an armed robbery last week was arrested about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Farmer and Dearborn streets.

Jose Boria was identified due to the surveillance camera that was operating at the Family Dollar Store at 265 W. Ferry St. on July 19, police said. Boria, who allegedly gave police a false name and birth date Tuesday, is allegedly shown on the store film wearing the cap and sneakers he had on when the store was robbed on July 19.

About 5:30 p.m. that day, a man entered the Family Dollar store pushing a baby in a stroller. He than allegedly stole at least 40 packages of Tide detergent pods and, when confronted by a store official as he was leaving, pulled out a knife and threatened the employee before fleeing on foot. Tuesday afternoon Boria allegedly claimed to be Carlos Rivera, age 44. After a check, officers arrested Boria on first-degree robbery, false personation and endangering the welfare of a child.

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