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Cortland robbery suspect arrested

CORTLAND — A tip from the public resulted in the arrest of a suspect in the armed robbery of Valley View Food Mart on South High Street around 8 a.m. Monday.

Surveillance video of the suspect was shared with local news media and on the police department’s Facebook page.

Cortland police arrested Clayton Felder Jr., 20, of Youngstown, Tuesday on a charge of aggravated robbery. Police said they received a tip from the public that Felder was at his girlfriend’s house in Bazetta and he was taken into custody on the robbery charge as well as on several felony warrants out of Cuyahoga County.

Felder confessed to the robbery while at the Cortland police station, police said. He is being held at the Trumbull County Jail without bond and will be arraigned Thursday in Central District Court.

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