November 21, 2017
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Belgrade man arrested in connection with Augusta armed robbery

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — A 38-year-old Belgrade man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery Sunday at the Big Apple convenience store on Stone Street.

Jeremy Mccaslin was charged with robbery and violating the conditions of his release from a previous arrest, Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department said Monday in a news release.

Mills said that a man wearing a white mask, gray sweatshirt and blue jeans entered the store shortly after 10 p.m. The suspect demanded money while threatening the clerk with a weapon. The suspect left the area with an undisclosed amount of money.

Augusta police, with the help of troopers and a dog tracking team from the Maine State Police, attempted to track the suspect.

From information provided by witnesses, police located a vehicle reported to have been involved in the robbery. Mccaslin was driving the vehicle in question, Mills said.

Mccaslin initially was arrested for a probation violation, Mills said, but the extensive investigation by Augusta police detectives resulted in Mccaslin charged in connection with the robbery.


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