Police in Meriden and Southington are investigating multiple reported armed robberies that occurred just hours apart overnight.
In each of the robberies, a man was armed with a knife and had a bandanna covering his face, according to police.
About 10 p.m., Meriden police responded to Valero, 1101 E. Main St., for a report of a robbery. A man was armed with a knife and fled the scene on foot, according to a police report. Nothing was taken in the incident.
Just before midnight, Southington police responded to a reported armed robbery at Henny Penny, 273 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke.
Lt. Stephen Elliott said a man with a knife entered the store and ordered a clerk to open a cash register. The man took about $150 in cash, several packs of cigarettes and fled on foot.
A third robbery was reported at Sam’s Food Stores, 343 W. Main St. in Meriden, just after 1 a.m. A man with a knife stole an unknown amount of cash and was last seen in the area of 4th street, a police report said.
State police said Wednesday afternoon troopers and Middletown police were investigating four robberies that occurred in Durham, Haddam and Middletown between Aug 21 and early Wednesday morning. A similar suspect description was reported in each of the incidents.