JANESVILLE

Janesville police arrested a Beloit man early Wednesday on suspicion of armed robbery at Five Points Grocery & Beverage, according to a police news release.

Carlos Ford, 52, is accused of displaying a handgun, demanding money from the clerk and then fleeing the store with money and other items. Officers responded to the store, 600 W. Milwaukee St., around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday and were able to identify Ford through items left behind at the store, the release states.

Officers later responded to a report of a hostage situation around 4:19 a.m. in the 2500 block of North Sumac Drive.

Police identified Ford in the second incident and tried to arrest him, but he resisted, and an officer sustained a minor injury, according to the release. Ford was arrested on charges of armed robbery and resisting an officer.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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