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Florida Armed Robbery Suspect Captured In Alexandria

A collaboration between local, state and federal agencies nets a Florida armed robbery suspect at an Alexandria shopping center.

A suspect in a Florida armed robbery was captured Tuesday by U.S. marshals at an Alexandria shopping center.

Tyron Walker, 27, was wanted by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in connection with an October armed robbery at a Checkers restaurant in Gainesville, Fla., according to U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson.

Law enforcement officials in Florida tracked down the vehicle used to flee the scene of the robbery, at which point the driver of the vehicle was able to elude capture. Officials with the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force subsequently tracked the suspect to Virginia and contacted local authorities for assistance.

At about 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, law enforcement officers spotted Walker on the roof of a business in a shopping plaza at the intersection of North Beauregard and Duke Street in Alexandria. Officers ordered the suspect to come off the roof and arrested him without incident. Walker was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center and is awaiting extradition to Florida.

The U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task force is made possible by the collaboration of agencies including the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, Secret Service, Alexandria Police Department, Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff's Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Diplomatic Security Service. 

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