A Weymouth man is facing charges of armed robbery, theft, drug possession and domestic assault charges.
23 year-old Ryan Finnegan was arrested by Weymouth police after he had allegedly robbed the Landing News Variety Store on Washington Street.
He’s also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny over $250.
A police officer, who was in the store at the time, recognized Finnegan’s description as the same one of a suspect in a domestic violence incident that they were investigating.
Police found Finnegan as he was hiding in Pond Meadow Park, which is less than a mile from the store.
A friend of Finnegan’s told police that he had picked up Finnegan shortly after the robbery and taken him to the park.
Police recovered most of the money that was allegedly stolen.
As it turned out, Finnegan’s gun was discovered to be nothing more than a BB replica of a handgun.