SOUTHINGTON — Police are investigating two robberies that occurred days apart at a Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike gas station.
On Dec. 27 just after midnight, a man entered Henny Penny, 273 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke. After browsing the store for several minutes, the man went behind the counter, displayed a knife and pried open the cash register, Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said in a statement.
The man took cash from the register and fled on foot, Dobratz said. A light-colored sedan was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed with its lights off.
The same man reportedly returned to Henny Penny at about 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. He approached the clerk, demanded cash and cigarettes and fled on foot, Dobratz said.
The man is described as being about 35-years-old with a stocky build. He reportedly has green eyes and a gray goatee.
In the first robbery, he wore a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and black sneakers, Dobratz said. In the second robbery, he wore a black coat with a fur collar, jeans and a dark blue hat with stripes.
Authorities believe he may have committed robberies in other towns, including Durham and Killingworth.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 860-378-1647 or 860-378-1648.