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Amherst Man Charged With Two Northampton Armed Robberies

(Northampton, MA) - Northampton police have arrested a 26-year-old Amherst man in connection with back-to-back armed robberies of two convenience stores overnight. A State trooper and a police officer with the V-A Medical Center in Leeds detained the suspect near the Look Park rotary around 3:00 this morning. The first armed robbery was just after 2 a.m. at the 7-11 on King Street, and the second one was 20 minutes later at the Cumberland Farms in Florence. The suspect in both cases wore a mask and had a knife. Marcus Roberson faces numerous charges including assault with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery.

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