NAPPANEE – A Nappanee man was arrested Friday in connection to an alleged armed robbery of a gas station involving a knife.

At about 2:40 a.m. Friday, the Nappanee Police Department was dispatched to Pak-a-Sak gas station, 1304 E. Market St., in regards to a reported armed robbery. A single suspect had fled prior to police arrival, according to a news release from the Nappanee Police Department.

Police were told the suspect pulled out a large knife, went behind the counter, threatened the attendant and demanded cash and cigarettes.

Later Friday, during the investigation into the alleged armed robbery, Nappanee Police served a search warrant at 207 Stonewall Court, Apt. 3. A possible suspect had been identified and was found at that residence.

The news release states Hector Rivera was taken into custody. He was later taken to Elkhart County Security Center where he is being held pending a probable cause hearing.