Arrest made in robbery at Marathon gas station

A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the armed robbery of the Marathon gas station on Spruce Street in Dowagiac on August 29.

The Cass County Prosecutor's Office says Christopher Baptiste Rhodes has been charged with two counts of armed robbery, larceny in a building, felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

The robbery happened at 10:41 p.m. Monday, August 29 while there was a customer and clerk in the store.

The witnesses told police a man entered the store, displayed a gun and demanded money from the cash register.

He then left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash as well as the wallet of the customer.

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