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TPD arrests arcade robbery suspect

Posted at 5:33 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 04:41:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Authorities have arrested the suspect connected to an armed robbery that occurred at a Tallahassee Arcade Center.

Tallahassee police arrested 26-year-old Johnny Lee Battles, Jr over the weekend.

TPD says back in April, Battles entered the Arcade Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, fired a shot into the air and took money from an employee.

They say Battles stole over $4,000, then left the scene.

Video of the incident was released and spread on social media, which police say helped lead to his arrest.

Police say Battles was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. He is facing a series of charges including, robbery with a firearm and grand theft.

TPD says they would like to thank everyone who assisted in the investigation.

The Tallahassee Police Department is searching for a man who went into the Arcade Center in Tallahassee, fired a shot into the air, and took money from an employee.

TPD's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating an armed robbery that happened around 9 p.m on April 26 at the Arcade Center located at 1889 North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officers responded to the scene and began collecting evidence which included surveillance video of the incident.

In the video, the suspect is seen entering the business and pulling out a handgun. The suspect held the gun in the air, manipulating it several times before firing it into the air and demanding money from an employee. After taking cash from the business, the suspect left the area.

This case has been assigned to investigators with TPD's Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call Investigator Bridges at 850-891-4328 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.