- Associated Press - Friday, April 27, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man charged with robbing 10 banks and stores in three states in a little over a month in 2017 has pleaded guilty.

Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Zachary Provost, of Waterbury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Thursday to armed bank robbery and admitted to a series of robberies in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

In every robbery he either indicated he had, or showed, a knife or what turned out to be a BB gun.

He faces up to 25 years in prison at sentencing July 19.

The series of crimes started with a gas station robbery in Waterbury on Nov. 29, 2017. Prosecutors say he committed robberies in Southington, Putnam, Avon, Middlebury and Thomaston, Connecticut, as well as Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and Nashua, New Hampshire.

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