ST. ALBANS — Vermont State Police have arrested a Georgia man accused of robbing an Irving Oil gas station in Highgate earlier this month.

State police say they arrested 40-year-old Jason Bockus on Wednesday on suspicion of armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, violation of parole, and being a habitual offender after an investigation into the Dec. 4 incident. Bockus has previous convictions for burglary and armed robbery, and was identified based on surveillance photos released to the public, according to state police.

The investigation began after a robbery was reported at the Irving gas station at 3108 Route 78 in Highgate shortly before 11 p.m. on Dec. 4. Surveillance footage showed a man displaying a gun to the clerk before having the clerk remove money from the register, according to state police.

Bockus was ordered held at Northwest State Correctional Facility on $100,000 pending his arraignment Thursday in Franklin County Superior Court, according to state police.

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