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K-9 officer sniffs out drunken, armed robbery suspect

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Monroe County Sheriff K-9 officer Mia, along with her partner Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Peters helped bring in the woman suspected of robbing the Lighting Quick Gas and Go at gunpoint on Saturday morning.

According to the Monroe Sheriff's office, a store clerk called 911 around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning saying that a female suspect had robbed the store at gunpoint. The clerk said the woman pulled a handgun from her waistband and then pointed it into the abdomen of the clerk and ordered her to empty the cash register and hand over the keys to the safe. The clerk handed over the money and the suspect fled on foot.

The clerk was able to offer a detailed description of the suspect. Deputy Joe Gore was first on the scene and he spotted a woman matching the description walking in the neighborhood carrying a handgun. He ordered her to stop, but she refused, removed her outer clothing and threw the gun and the money on the ground near Summerfield Middle School.

Deputies set up a perimeter of the surrounding area with help from the Dundee Police Department and the Michigan State Police. They also called in a helicopter and K-9 Handler Deputy Jeremy Peters along with his partner Mia.

Around 10:30 a.m., the 41-year-old suspect was located by Deputy Peters and Mia. She was hiding behind bushes near the Summerfield Middle School. According to a report, the suspect was intoxicated and uncooperative.

She was taken into custody and now faces charges of armed robbery.

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