Man Allegedly Robs 99-Cent Store, Hides For Hours

LONG BEACH ( — A man who allegedly held up a 99-Cent store in Long Beach was arrested after hiding from authorities for nearly four hours.

The armed robbery happened around 3:20 p.m. in the 5500 block of Atlantic Avenue, according to Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Department.

The suspect reportedly stole four bottles of orange juice and pulled a gun on a security guard before fleeing the store.

Police found the suspect barricaded under a trailer in the backyard of a home at around 6:50 p.m.

A weapon was found in the area.

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