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Waterbury Police Arrest Suspect In Five Robberies

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July 9, 2012 robbery suspect (Courtesy Waterbury Police)

July 9, 2012 robbery suspect (Courtesy Waterbury Police)

Waterbury police say a suspect in three convenience store robberies in their city also is a suspect in similar hold-ups in Wolcott.

Police arrested 27-year-old Evon Rodruguez in connection with robberies Sunday at the 7-11 on Baldwin Street and the Exxon on Bank Street,  and one Monday at the Mobil Mart on Watertown Avenue.  In all three, the suspect threatened police with what appeared to be a black handgun.

Police say a surveillance photo from the Exxon robbery resulted in a tip identifying Rodriguez as the possible suspect.  Police say when they took Rodriguez into custody, he confessed to all three robberies and to two more in Wolcott.  They also recovered a BB gun,

Rodriguez was held in lieu of half a million dollars bond.

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Evon Rodriguez (Courtesy Waterbury Police)

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