Arrest in knifepoint holdup at smoke shop

Surveillance video of the suspect in a robbery at knifepoint, and Frederick Hoyt, 34, of Woonsocket, a suspect in the holdup. (Photos from Blackstone Police)

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (WPRI) — Blackstone Police say a man is now under arrest after a holdup at a store on Main Street last weekend.

Frederick Hoyt, 34, of Woonsocket, was arrested by Bellingham, Mass. police after they believe he held up a convenience store in their town.

Blackstone officers had said the suspect came into the Blackstone Smoke Shop Sunday night, approaching the clerk with a knife, then jumped over the counter and grabbed cash from the register before taking off.

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