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Armed Robbery Suspect is in Custody

Police announced just after 6 p.m. that they have apprehended a suspect.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday night, announced they do have someone in custody following an armed robbery at , located at 77 Charles St., earlier. Police are no longer searching the area and want residents and business owners to know there is no threat to security in the area. 

"We feel that this matter is resolved. We are still investigating," Needham Police Lieutenant John Schlittler told reporters on scene. 

Police are also towing a car from the scene that was parked outside Pittsburgh Paints. 

Earlier tonight the search was on for a suspect in an armed robbery at 77 Charles St. Reports said the suspect wore a ski mask, showed a firearm and fled on foot toward I-95.

State Police helicopters were flying over Needham Heights near Muzi Ford, and State Police K9 units were on scene in the Highland Avenue area trying to track the suspect. 

Needham Patch will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

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