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CMPD: Armed robber pointed out by victim, arrested

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested a man for an armed robbery just after it happened, according to CMPD.

On Monday, the victim had just exited a check cashing business on North Tryon Street when a man, later identified as Damien Fitzgerald Towson, 35, approached him. 

Towson asked the victim if he had a light for his cigarette, then pulled out a pistol and demanded money from him, police said.

Towson then took the money from the victim and began to run from the area.

Two North Tryon Division Bicycle Officers were patrolling the area at the time and were approached by the victim, who told them he had just been robbed. He then pointed Towson out to the officers. 

The officers approached Towson and ordered him to stop, but he took off running. He was apprehended a short time later and taken into custody.

The gun used during the robbery was also recovered by police.

Towson was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest.

Anyone with additional information concerning this case or Towson is asked to call Crimestoppers at (704)334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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