Police have arrested a 42-year-old Hamiton man who was wanted in connection with 10 robberies.

Earlier in March several businesses in the city's downtown area were robbed, many at knifepoint. Police said they believed the incidents to be related.

The suspect brandished a knife during two of the robberies, which took place early on March 7 at a Pioneer gas station on King Street East and a Days Inn located on Main Street East.

Another robbery happened at the Bank of Montreal on James Street North, where a suspect produced a note demanding cash and mentioning he had a gun, although no gun was spotted.

No one was harmed during those three robberies.

The suspect has been charged with 10 counts of robbery, 10 counts of breach of probation and three counts of disguise with intent, and was held for a bail hearing.