Tampa police chase down suspect in armed robbery

Tampa police captured a suspect they say fled Sunday night following an armed robbery at a McDonald’s near downtown Tampa.

Police responded around 10 p.m. to a robbery call at the McDonald’s at 4443 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Police say 23-year-old Mario James Allen, unknown address, pointed a handgun at the manager and fled after being given money from a safe.

Police say an officer, driving southbound on North Lois Avenue, saw Allen running from the area and apprehended him on West Kennedy Boulevard.

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