Southington Police are seeking a gas station robbery suspect who they believed robbed convenience stores in Durham and Killingworth.
On Dec. 27 at around 5:10 a.m., a man reportedly robbed a customer in the parking lot of Country Cloverleaf gas station, 237 Route 81 in Killingworth. At about 6:25 a.m. police believe the same man reportedly robbed Krauszer’s Food Store, 459 Madison Road in Durham. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes, and drove off in a silver sedan.
Police believe the same man robbed a convenience store in Southington earlier the same day.
On Dec. 27 just after midnight, a man entered Henny Penny, 273 Meriden-Waterbury Tpke. in Southington. After browsing the store for several minutes, the man went behind the counter, displayed a knife or tool and pried open the cash register, Southington Police 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, Dobratz said. He approached the clerk, demanded cash and cigarettes and fled on foot.
In the first Southington robbery, the man 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.
The suspect in the Durham-Killingworth robberies wore black gloves and dark-colored knit hat.
The man is described as being about 35 years old with a stocky build. He reportedly has green eyes and a gray goatee.
Anyone with information is asked to call Southington Police at 860-378-1647 or 860-378-1648, or contact Durham Resident State Trooper Larry Morello or Killingworth Resident State Trooper Scott Wisner at 860-399-2100.