CORNISH — A convenience store robber with a passion for tobacco products was arrested today by Maine State Police.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the state police, said troopers arrested 23-year-old Scott Stevens of Cornish early Tuesday at his home on Sokokis Trail. Stevens, who was charged with robbery, was being held tonight at the York County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.

Police said a man matching Stevens’ description entered the Big Apple Store late Monday night and handed the clerk a note demanding cash, two cartons of cigarettes, and some chewing tobacco. He then fled on foot.

Stevens was identified by state police from the store’s video surveillance camera.
Troopers went to his home to question him. They were able to recover most of the stolen cash as well as the cigarettes and tobacco.