A man is behind bars accused of robbing, at knifepoint, two city businesses over the weekend in North Adams.

The Berkshire Eagle  reports that just after daybreak on Sunday, North Adams police arrested a suspect for allegedly holding up a liquor store on Saturday night and, roughly eight hours later, a fast food eatery where he supposedly made off with an unknown amount of cash.

The suspect will remain in custody at the North Adams Police Department until his arraignment, scheduled for this morning.

The crime spree began around 9 pm Saturday when officers were called to Dave’s Package Store on River Street where a holdup alarm was activated.

According to police, the suspect, who showed the store clerk a knife, fled the scene before police arrived, but was identified from the security video from the store. Later around 4:40 am on Sunday, a second armed robbery occurred at the Dunkin’ on Union Street.

The suspect made off with a sum of money from one of the registers after going behind the counter and brandishing a knife toward the clerk, according to police. Police believe that the two robberies are connected.

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