A 26-year-old Machias man was arrested Saturday for allegedly robbing a gas station at knifepoint on Thanksgiving.

Maine State Police arrested Cameron Reed in the town of Harrington, about halfway between Ellsworth and Machias. He is being held at the Washington County Jail on one count of Class A robbery.

The crime occurred at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Police said a tall man wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered an Irving station on Route 1 in Harrington. The man took out a 6-inch knife and told the cashier to hand over all the money in the register.

The man left with an undisclosed amount of money and was seen getting into a blue sport utility vehicle. Police released images for the store’s security cameras and asked the public for help.

A joint investigation between state police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office led officers to Reed two days later.

Reed was featured this year in the Portland Press Herald’s 10-part series, “Lost,” about Maine’s opioid crisis. He was one of several people interviewed for a story about how opioids were ravaging the state’s signature lobster industry.

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