Police arrest homeless man suspected in two Marin County convenience store robberies

A close up shot of a pair of handcuffs on a table.

A 30-year-old homeless man from Sonoma County has been arrested in connection to two store robberies in Marin County, police said Friday. 

The robberies occurred in the early-morning hours of Dec. 19 at a Shell gas station on South Novato Blvd. in Novato and a Circle K on Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael, police said. 

In both robberies, the suspect displayed a gun and stole several cartons of cigarettes, police said.

Officers obtained video of the robberies from in-store surveillance and later arrested Elliott Malone, 30, for the crimes.