Arrest made in Negaunee armed robbery

Irontown Pasties held up at gunpoint

NEGAUNEE — One man is in custody after a reported armed robbery at Irontown Pasties Tuesday evening, according to the Negaunee City Police Department.

The man, whose name was not released, was arrested on unrelated charges, according to the department’s press release. Police said his identity and the charges he faces were being withheld pending authorization of the charges by the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police said around 9:48 p.m. a masked male subject entered the Negaunee business, which was occupied by a lone female employee, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the register. The employee, who was unharmed, gave the suspect around $475 and he fled on foot.

The description given by the employee, along with video surveillance obtained from the restaurant owner, led to the identification of a suspect.

The suspect was located at a residence in Ishpeming and taken into custody around 2:13 this morning.

He is currently lodged at the Marquette County Jail.

Irontown Pasties is located near the intersection of U.S. 41 and Teal Lake Avenue.

Assisting Negaunee police in the case were the Ishpeming City Police Department, the Michigan State Police, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and its K-9 unit, as well as the Marquette City Police Department K-9 Unit.

Anyone who may have witnessed the suspect entering or leaving Irontown Pasties or who has further information related to the incident may contact Negaunee police at 906-475-4154.