Police catch a suspect, but not a shooter after armed robbery at Crabtree Valley Mall

A man was arrested, but not the suspect that police were seeking after a robbery and shooting in Crabtree Valley Mall’s parking deck Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. A suspect fired shots into a car during a robbery, then fled on foot, according to police. No one was injured.

Around the same time, a Raleigh police officer saw someone running in the parking deck. The officer, thinking it was the robbery suspect, caught him and handed him over to Crabtree Valley Mall Police. It turned out the person was a larceny suspect; he was arrested.

The robbery suspect is still at large.

The Raleigh Police Department asks anyone with information about this incident to call the Police Department or Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP.

There were 87 shootings in Raleigh with 75 non-fatal and 12 fatal as of Sept. 30, according to the police.

Ashad Hajela reports on public safety for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. He studied journalism at New York University.