By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities say a man was arrested Thursday in connection to a string of robberies at gas stations in the east metro.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the arrest happened after a robbery Thursday morning at the Speedway on Hastings Avenue in Newport. The man is also suspected in two robberies at the same Speedway in Woodbury last week. In two of the three robberies, he brandished a handgun; in the other, it was implied.

(credit: Woodbury Department of Public Safety)

Investigators reviewed surveillance footage in the area after the Thursday morning robbery and later found the suspect dressed in the same clothes. The man was booked into the Washington County Jail wearing the sweatshirt he had on during the most recent robbery.

No one was injured in any of the robberies.