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Police arrest man suspected of robbery spree using kitchen knife

Vacaville police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of committing at least five robberies while armed with a long kitchen knife. Robert Matthew Cordell Manson was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday while walking in the 1000 block of Allison Drive, police said. Manson was carrying a grocery bag containing gloves, a large kitchen knife and other items connected to the robberies at local convenience stores, police said.

Police believe he is the masked, armed robber who plagued stores, mini-marts and gas stations, terrorized their employees and escaped with cash over the past month.

On some occasions, the robber committed more than one robbery a night and even robbed the same store days apart, police said. Police posted a photo of the suspect on their Facebook page.

Manson was arraigned Friday in Solano County Superior Court. He is being held under $35,000 bail in the Solano County Jail and his next court date is March 22.

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