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Brunswick man arrested in connection with Nov. 2011 robbery

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Brunswick man arrested in connection with Nov. 2011 robbery

BRUNSWICK — A local man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a robbery at a video game store in November 2011.

Janra Rodriguez Baltazar, 26, of C Street, was arrested by Officer Mike Andreotti at a traffic stop on Old Bath Road, police Detective Sgt. Martin Renaldi said.

The arrest was a result of an investigation after a man entered the Game Stop on Bath Road at 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2011, displayed a firearm and stole more than $2,000 from the cash drawer and safe, the detective said.

The store was open later than usual that night to celebrate the release of a new video game, and the perpetrator entered as the store was closing.

Although Baltazar is not believed be the armed man, Renaldi said,  he is "believed to be directly involved." The detective said Baltazar appeared in security camera footage from the store.

On the same day as Baltazar's arrest, police conducted a search warrant at his residence and found evidence supporting his participation, Renaldi said.

Baltazar was being held at Cumberland County Jail in Portland, with bail set at $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on Nov. 20.

Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or dmartin@theforecaster.net. Follow him onTwitter: @DylanLJMartin.