Police arrest Connecticut man in series of armed robberies

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a Connecticut man in connection with a series of armed robberies in the state as well as in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Authorities say 32-year-old Zachary Provost, of Waterbury, was charged with Hobbs Act Robbery at his arraignment Thursday. The Hobbs Act allows federal prosecution if the crime involved interstate commerce.

Related: Waterbury man facing charges for Middlebury armed robberies

Police say Provost robbed a Middlebury gas station and a Dunkin’ Donuts inside the gas station Dec. 8 before turning to the Thomaston Savings Bank.

The bank teller told officers the man put a pistol on the counter before passing a note demanding cash. Police later determined the weapon was a BB gun.

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Officials say Provost was arrested Dec. 9 while police responded to a woman overdosing at a motel. Authorities revived the woman.

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