Schenectady Police make arrest in recent rash of armed robberies

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Schenectady Police Department has made an arrest in a rash of armed robberies in the city of Schenectady over the last several weeks.Police arrested 39-year-old Victor Carl Mattson on Tuesday evening. He is charged with 1st-degree robbery and display of a firearm, a felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.

On Monday, police said they believed the four recent robberies were committed by the same person. In each case, a man walked into a store, showed a gun, and demanded cash.

The robberies occurred at the Dollar General on Broadway and the Rite Aid on VanVranken and at the Family Dollar and CVS, both on State Street.

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