A man suspected of robbing the One Stop shop in Bedford at gunpoint this morning was arrested by officers after a police dog tracked him to his home.
The robbery occurred just before 6am at the Avon Drive store when a masked man walked into the convenience store and threatened the female member of staff, before taking a quantity of cash from the safe.
The woman who was left shaken but unhurt called police the moment the offender left the store.
Officers immediately attended with a police search dog who tracked the suspect to a property in close by in Torridge Rise.
A man was subsequently arrested by armed police at 7.20am.
The suspect who is being held at Greyfriars Police Station.
Anyone who witnessed the offence or has information about it should contact DS Albert Freer in confidence on 01234 275113 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
Enquiries are ongoing