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Rhode Island man arrested on robbery charges

AUGUSTA - A Rhode Island man is accused of robbing a convenience store in Augusta.

Police said it was around 4:30 tha.m. Friday when Brian Coutu, 28, walked into the Big Apple store on Civic Center Drive.


They said he took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register before fleeing. No weapon was shown and no one was hurt.


A police K9 was called in to track the suspect and the trail led police to a home where Coutu was located.


Police said evidence collected at the home gave them reason to believe Coutu was the person they had been looking for.


He's now charged with robbery.


Another person who was at the home, Leo Coutu, 32, was arrested for an outstanding warrant for an unrelated matter.