WATERVILLE — A Maine man wanted in connection with a city robbery was arrested late Thursday afternoon in Connecticut, police said.

Emmanual Hurtado, 25, of Waterville, was identified as the suspect in a robbery that took place early Saturday morning at Mobil On-the-Run, at 94 Pleasant St, according to Detective Sgt. Lincoln Ryder. Hurtado allegedly forced his way into the store while the manager was opening it, according to Ryder.

Police tried using a dog to track Hurtado down but couldn’t find him, Ryder said, and they thought he might have fled to another state.

Hurtado was stopped by police in Wethersfield, Connecticut, for driving offenses and allegedly gave a false name, Ryder said. He was taken to jail and identified as Hurtado through fingerprints, Ryder said.

Connecticut police charged Hurtado with criminal impersonation and resisting arrest. He will stay in Connecticut until the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office goes through the process of extradition to get him back in Maine, where he will face a class A felony charge of robbery, police said.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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