Tips lead to arrest in convenience store robbery

Robbery reported Sunday morning
Tips lead to arrest in convenience store robbery
Nathanial Robert Johnson

Tips helped Janesville police make an arrest in a Sunday night convenience store robbery.

Police said Nathanial Robert Johnson, 33, was taken into custody and arrested on suspicion of robbery and a parole violation.  A detective said Johnson confessed to the crime.

Officers were called to Stop-n-Go gas at 1604 E. Racine St. at 7:53 p.m. for a report of a strong-armed robbery.

Police said the robber suggested he had a weapon, but didn’t display one.  The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money before officers arrived.