A suspect in an armed robbery in Janesville on Friday morning was arrested after a crash in Beloit while fleeing police, Janesville police reported.
Shortly after 5 a.m., a man entered Golden Oil BP, 1840 Beloit Ave. in Janesville, displayed a gun and demanded money from the register, before fleeing empty-handed with the clerk uninjured, Lt. Joshua M. Norem said in a report.
Witnesses told police the robber got into a white Chevrolet Avalanche with gray trim and headed north on Beloit Avenue, Norem said.
Not long after the robbery, the Avalanche was seen in Beloit and a police pursuit was started. The pursuit concluded as the Avalanche crashed near the intersection of Rockport Road and South Walnut Street, Norem said.
The suspect was arrested and the investigation is ongoing, including reviewing video surveillance, Norem said.
Janesville police later on Friday reported that they had arrested Trevor C. Michaels, 30, of Janesville, as a "person of interest" in the armed robbery.
Michaels is being held at the Rock County Jail on a probation hold. Police said this investigation and related crimes Michaels is suspected to have an association in are being investigated.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Janesville police at 608-755-3100, or Janesville Area Crime Stoppers at 608-756-3636 or P3Tips.com.