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Suspect waives hearing in NH robbery

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CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) - The main suspect in the armed robbery of an elderly man in Claremont, N.H., last month waived a probable cause hearing.

The Valley News reports Benjamin Ecklund remains held on $100,000 bail at the Sullivan County House of Corrections. His case will be bound over to superior court and likely presented to a grand jury for indictment.

The 31-year-old Ecklund of Claremont has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and armed robbery of an 84-year-old man on March 6.

Three others also were arrested following the incident.

Ecklund is accused of breaking into the man's house, throwing him to the floor and threatening him with a gun.

Taken was $25 in lottery tickets and $77.50 in cash.

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