- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police have arrested a New Castle man after a cigarette store was robbed at knifepoint.

It happened about 1 p.m. Thursday at the Fairwinds Cigarette Outlet in Bear. Troopers say a man took a magazine from a display rack and brought it to a clerk.

Police say the man pulled a large knife from his shorts and demanded money from the clerk.

Officers say the clerk refused to give the man money and activated a panic alarm. Police say the man ran away.

Troopers say witnesses directed them to a nearby motel where the suspect was seen running.

Twenty-two-year-old Matthew Gradwell was arrested and charged with robbery.

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