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Robbery suspect arrested

— A suspect has been arrested in Monday’s robbery of the Riverside Grocery and assault of its owner.

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Alex Anthony Sanchez

Oroville resident Alex Anthony Sanchez, 37, was arrested by Oroville police Chief Clay Warnstaff about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 on suspicion of first-degree robbery in the theft of an estimated $600 from the grocery, 102 N. Main St.

He’s also suspected of assaulting store owner Kim Nagy, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said.

A video of the robbery, posted on the sheriff’s YouTube channel, generated numerous calls pointing to Sanchez, Rogers said.

He’s also under investigation as a possible suspect in a similar robbery at Dan’s Market in Ellisforde last month, Rogers said.

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