Man detained in robbery of business

Sep. 20—ATHENS — A man was detained in connection with a robbery at an Athens car wash business on Tuesday afternoon, according to Athens police.

Police said employees of Wash N Shine at 1214 U.S. 31 S. reported the robbery to police. The employees said a man demanded money and had a handgun. He fired a round into the ground and fled, the workers said.

Police said they took a man into custody along McClellan Street.

The investigation is continuing, police said.

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