December 10, 2018
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Man arrested in CVS robbery, police say

AUGUSTA, Maine — Police have arrested a man in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Maine’s capital city last month.

Daniel Lee Nelson, 31, a transient, is accused of robbing a CVS pharmacy on Capitol Street on Nov. 17, according to Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department.

Several leads in the investigation by police detectives in Augusta, Gardiner and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office led police to Nelson, according to Mills.

Mills said Nelson refused to cooperate with police in the investigation, although evidence pointed to him as the suspect.

Nelson was taken into custody in Gardiner on Thursday, Mills said, charged with robbery and brought to the Kennebec County Jail, where he is being held without bail.

Mills said it doesn’t appear Nelson is responsible for a robbery at the same CVS pharmacy that occurred on Nov. 28. That suspect remains at large.

Nelson is the second pharmacy robbery suspect nabbed by Augusta police in the last week. Jason Truman, who is accused of holding up the pharmacy at Walmart on Civic Center Drive, was arrested Dec. 1.

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