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Police: Man Arrested in Weathersfield Armed Robbery

Weathersfield — A Claremont man was arrested yesterday on a charge of armed robbery for an incident that occurred in April at the Circle K convenience store and Irving Gas Station on Route 131 in Weathersfield, police said.

Blaine Kennett, 25, of Claremont, is accused of using a pistol to rob the store on April 9 just after 10 p.m., police said. According to a news release, Vermont State Police began an investigation and worked with the Claremont and Lebanon police departments to execute a search warrant at Kennett’s home in Claremont. Because the robbery occurred in Vermont ,but Kennett was living in New Hampshire, Vermont State Police requested an arrest warrant with extradition.

Lebanon police arrested Kennett, who is being held pending an extradition request.