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Jimmy John's robber arrested in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

A man accused of robbing a Jimmy John's manager in a parking lot was arrested Thursday night after a weeks-long investigation. 

Lincoln police officers responded to the Jimmy John's store around 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 21. Police said Shawn Welch, 39, of Lincoln approached the manager in the parking lot at closing time and held him up with a handgun. Police said Welch fled the scene after taking a small amount of money from the manager. 

Welch was arrested Nov. 2 in a vehicle at the intersection of Williamette and Kickapoo in Lincoln after the police investigation led them to him. Welch was arrested for armed robbery, obstructing a peace officer, driving with a suspended license and on a Logan County warrant. 

The investigation is continuing. 

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