31-Year-Old Man Arrested in Lewiston Store Robbery

Jul 22, 2014

LEWISTON, Maine — Police moved quickly to make an arrest in a weekend convenience store robbery in Lewiston.

Police say 31-year-old Jacob Koch of Lewiston was arrested in connection with the robbery at Lewiston Variety at about 9 p.m. Sunday. He's charged with robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police tell the Sun Journal he walked into the store, pointed a gun at the clerk, demanded money and fled in a vehicle. He was located a short time later and most of the money has been recovered along with a .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun.

It's not clear if Koch has a lawyer.

The same store was robbed in April. A Livermore Falls man was arrested in that case.