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      Grain 'N' Grape theft suspects arrested

      The Delta County Sheriff's Department has arrested three people following an investigation into an armed robbery at the Grain 'N' Grape convenience store on US 2-41 and M-35 between Escanaba and Gladstone.

      One of the people arrested is the clerk who reported the robbery on August 3, 2012. She claimed a man wearing a ski mask held up the store with a handgun.

      The clerk, 22-year-old Annaelise Marie Ambrose of Escanaba, was arraigned Friday on three felony charges, including lying to an officer regarding a violent crime investigation, larceny of a building - aiding and abetting, and conspiracy to commit larceny. Bond was set at $50,000.

      Twenty-year-old Abby Beth Johnson of Escanaba is charged with larceny of a building and conspiracy to commit larceny. Johnson was also charged with safe breaking in an unrelated theft in April of last year where a safe was stolen from a home in Ford River Township. She could get up to life in prison on the safe breaking charge if convicted. Bond was set at $100,000.

      The third person arrested in connection with the Grain 'N' Grape robbery is 26-year-old Cory Michael Vanderlinden of rural Gladstone. He is charged with accessory after the fact to a felony. His bond was set at $50,000.

      The Delta County Sheriff says a tip from Crimestoppers in January led to the arrests of the three individuals.