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Man armed with MP5 submachine gun robs Hialeah Kwik Stop

Rico Antonio Davis, 23, arrested in armed robbery

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HIALEAH, Fla. – A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday after robbing a Kwik Stop in Hialeah at gunpoint, police said.

Rico Antonio Davis faces one count of armed robbery.

The robbery was reported about 1 a.m. at the store at 2581 E. Eighth Ave.

Police said Davis was armed with an MP5 submachine gun when he entered the store.

A witness flagged down a police cruiser that was traveling nearby on Le Jeune Road.

Police said a perimeter was quickly set up after Davis ran from the store.

He was later found hiding in a dumpster by Hialeah SWAT and K-9 officers, police said.

"We commend the hard work and dedication of these officers," Hialeah police spokesman Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez said. "Because of them, another dangerous criminal and a high power weapon have been taken off the streets."

Davis was taken to the Hialeah Police Department, where he was questioned by detectives before being taken to jail.

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