A suspect has been arrested in connection with two recent robberies in New Bedford.

Detective Sergeant Dean Fredericks says Joseph Coito was identified as the man responsible for the robbery of the Tedeschi's Store on Brock Ave. on May 17 and the robbery of the Citizens Bank inside the Kings Highway Stop & Shop on May 18.

Fredericks says Coito was identified after a tenacious investigation and an arrest warrant was issued for him on a charge of Armed Robbery.

Police then determined that Coito was located at the Rosewood Motel in Wareham, where he was arrested without incident.

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