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A man suspected of armed robbery during a private cellphone sale on Thursday was arrested Friday afternoon, the Peoria Police Department said.
The subsequent search for a robber forced two north Peoria schools into lockdown.
Police said 24-year-old Shaquille Raglin was arrested in connection with an armed robbery Thursday afternoon at the Vistancia Mountain Vista Club in Peoria.
Peoria police spokeswoman Officer Amanda Gaines said the victim had arranged a meeting through an online marketplace to sell a cellphone.
A man entered the victim’s vehicle and pointed a handgun at him before taking the cellphone and running away, Gaines said.
Officers searched the area for the robber, causing lockdowns at Vistancia and Lake Pleasant elementary schools Thursday afternoon.
Gaines said officers used leads and video surveillance to arrest Raglin half a mile away from the robbery scene in the 28000 block of North 124th Lane at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.
The gun used in the robbery and the stolen cellphone were recovered, Gaines said.
Gaines said Raglin is expected to face charges for armed robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and driving on a suspended license.
An investigation is ongoing.
Officials urged anyone with further information on the robbery to call the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8311.
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