An armed robbery suspect who allegedly ordered a clerk and several customers to the ground at gunpoint during a Sunday night robbery at Tecumseh's Family Dollar was apprehended and is now jailed on numerous complaints.

An armed robbery suspect who allegedly ordered a clerk and several customers to the ground at gunpoint during a Sunday night robbery at Tecumseh's Family Dollar was apprehended and is now jailed on numerous complaints.

Tecumseh police responded quickly to the incident thanks to a young boy in the store who ran to the bathroom and dialed 911.

Tecumseh Police Chief J.R. Kidney said that boy, 13, and his father, walked into the store as the suspect had others on the ground at gunpoint.

The suspect, later identified as Trey Nathaniel Harlin-Sumlin, 22, allegedly ordered the father and boy to the ground at gunpoint as well, Kidney said, but the boy ran to the bathroom and called police.

“He was a very brave kid — I'm very proud of how he jumped into action,” Kidney said.

Because of that 911 call while the robbery was in progress, officers were quickly en route and saw the suspect fleeing the back door upon arrival, prompting an immediate search and investigation.

Through those efforts, the suspect was identified and then tracked down at his home a few blocks away from the store, the chief said, where he was taken into custody.

Kidney said police were able to recover the money taken during the Family Dollar robbery, as well as the fully loaded firearm that was used in the hold-up.

In addition, Kidney said officers found the mask the suspect used to disguise himself in the robbery, as well as drug paraphernalia, some counterfeit money and a stolen vehicle.

Harlin-Sumlin was arrested and then jailed in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center, where he remained Monday on complaints of robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm while committing a felony, possession of forged evidences of debt and possession of a stolen vehicle; formal charges have not been filed.

Kidney said officers did an excellent job on the case; the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office and tribal police assisted.

Investigative reports from the case will be turned over to District Attorney Allan Grubb's office for consideration of formal charges.

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