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A Thelma area man was arrested today in the morning heist of a Roanoke Rapids convenience store.

Roanoke Rapids police Captain Jamie Hardy said James Edward Belcher III was arrested following a traffic stop by Officer Hannah Grimes.

Hardy said police reportedly identified Belcher through video.

The robbery occurred shortly before 9 a.m. at Interstate BP next to Zaxby’s.

The suspect sprayed brake cleaner in the clerk’s face and then took an unknown amount of money from the register.

Hardy said this evening the clerk did not require medical attention.

Belcher was jailed on $5,000 secured bond and has a June 3 court date.