A New Hartford man has been arrested in connection with an attempted convenience store robbery in New Hartford last December and another robbery at a convenience store earlier this month.

25-year old Vadim Mikhalevich is charged with attempted robbery, robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.

New Hartford Police say DNA evidence collected during the robbery attempt led them to Mikhalevich as a suspect.

Mikhalevich's DNA was on file due to a previous criminal conviction.