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    Woburn man arrested in connection to three armed robberies in Boston

    A Woburn man was arrested Tuesday morning in Melrose in connection to several armed robberies of Boston convenience stores, according to Boston police.

    John Bowdon, 47, allegedly was identified by police earlier this week through surveillance video of a robbery at the Venice Convenience Store on Cooper Street downtown.

    Bowdon allegedly robbed the store at gunpoint around 9:20 p.m. Thursday and stole cash before fleeing in a motor vehicle, a victim there told police. The victim said the suspect also assaulted them.

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    Some officers recognized Bowdon from prior interactions with him and obtained a warrant for his arrest for armed robbery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, according to a posting on bpdnews.com.

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    He also faces additional charges for two alleged incidents at the A-1 Convenience store on Main Street in Charlestown.

    Bowdon was stopped in a vehicle Tuesday morning in Melrose and arrested without incident, police said. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday.

    Felicia Gans can be reached at felicia.gans@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaGans.