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Westland police arrest two-time robber

Larry Burke robbed the same store on two consecutive days

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WESTLAND, Mich – Westland police have arrested a man accused of robbing the same dollar store two days in a row.

 The Westland Police Department says that 42-year-old Larry Gene Burke robbed the Dollar General Store at 37376 Glenwood in Westland on June 13th and June 14th. The police arrested a man walking in the area, later identified as Burke, who matched the description of the robber and had evidence of the crime in his possession. Burke was arraigned in the 18th District court on June 16th for armed robbery and given a bond of $100,000. 

Police say they arrested a second subject on June 14th for driving Burke away from the scene, but after further investigation it was found that the man had no knowledge that he was assisting Burke in the commission of a robbery and was released without charges.