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Identity of suspect in armed robbery, chase released

Posted August 3

— Police have released the name of the man wanted in connection with an armed robbery that sparked a police chase.

On Wednesday, August 2, Michigan State Police troopers attempted to stop a vehicle occupied by two suspects believed to be involved in the armed robbery. That happened about 11:50 a.m. on W. Michigan near Madison in Saginaw.

The vehicle didn't stop, causing a short police chase along W. Michigan to Davenport and then on to Johnson. The vehicle then went up the Fitzhugh off ramp, traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-675, MSP Lt. Dave Kaiser said.

The two suspects bailed out and took off running near southbound I-675 and McCarty.

A trooper was able to run down and arrest the passenger of the vehicle, but the driver, Alvino Jesus Rodriguez, 24, remains at large, Kaiser said.

Kaiser said Rodriguez is currently on parole, and the search is still underway to find him. Rodriguez is around 5'7", weighs 170 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

The passenger is expected to be arraigned today for armed robbery.

MSP is currently working with the Major Case unit, which is a combination of MSP and Saginaw police, Kaiser said.

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