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Suspect arrested in New Bedford 7-Eleven robbery

Edwin Lopes (New Bedford Police)

New Bedford police said they arrested a man suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store on Acushnet Avenue Monday morning.

Police say 36-year-old Edwin Lopes walked into the store, revealed a gun tucked into his waistband and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk.

Lopes was arrested Tuesday afternoon without incident after being identified by the victim.

He was arraigned on one count of armed robbery

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