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Robbery suspect arrested

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Lebanon Police have arrested the one of the men they believe to be responsible for an aggravated robbery that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 9, on Green Street.

The suspect, according to a news release from the Lebanon Police Department, was also the victim of a shooting that occurred on July 28 in which he sustained a gunshot wound to the face and then drove himself to the hospital.

Michael Bass, 18, of 709 Lake Street, Lebanon, was arrested after a traffic stop on Park Avenue on Monday, Aug. 11.

The news release said the officer recognized Bass as having an outstanding warrant for aggravated robbery. When Bass got out of his car, the officer noticed that he was fumbling with something on the passenger side. After Bass was placed in handcuffs, the officer reportedly found a loaded pistol under the car. Bass told the officer that it belonged to him and that he kicked it under the car, hoping he wouldn’t find it.

Inside Bass’ vehicle, the officer also found what is believed to be marijuana.

In addition to the warrant for aggravated robbery, Bass was charged with tampering with evidence, unlawful possession of a weapon, simple possession of schedule VI, and driving on a suspended license.

On Aug. 9, a male juvenile received a phone call from a female friend, asking him to pick her and a friend up from Chums on North Cumberland Street. She asked him to give her a ride to her aunt’s house. She told him to stop in front of a residence on Green Street. When he did, three black males approached him and two entered his vehicle, pointing handguns at him. They searched him and his vehicle, then ordered him out of the car and to lie face down on the ground. The suspects then fled on foot taking his wallet, phone, and car keys.

In regards to the shooting incident on July 28 where Bass was injured, the news release said he was found to be armed during that incident as well. Police believe that the shooting was drug-related.

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