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UPDATE: Walla Walla armed robbery suspect arrested

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Walla Walla Police have arrested the man suspected of robbing the Eastgate branch of American West Bank at gunpoint. It happened Tuesday just after 10:30 am on East Isaacs.

Witnesses saw the suspect flee in a car. They were able to get the license plate number. Police tracked the car down to a home on the 600 block of Fern Ave.

Police eventually took 34-year-old Gabriel Cantu Leija in for questioning after a brief standoff. He was later arrested after talking about his involvement in the robbery. Officers took him back to his home, where Leija showed them the evidence.

Leija was booked into the Walla Walla County Jail on one count of first degree robbery. He has previous convictions for two felony assaults and DUI.

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