AN escaped prisoner suspected of staging an armed robbery in St Helens has been arrested, detectives say.
A police spokesman said Lyndon Stein, 49, was arrested last night (Sunday) in the St Helens area.
The 49-year-old, who is believed to have raided a Heron Food store in St Helens town centre, is currently in police custody.
Hailing from Newton, Stein escaped from prison in Aylesbury.
He had been serving a life sentence for a robbery commited in Bristol in 2006.