October 10, 2013 10:56AM
By Monica Szakacs
The Berlin Citizen
The Berlin Police Department is investigating a strong-arm robbery that occurred early Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, at a Citgo Food Bag, located at 109 Berlin Turnpike in Berlin, according to BPD Deputy Chief John Klett.
A limousine driver pulled into the Citgo station, at 1 a.m., to pump gas, Klett said. According to the limo driver’s report, another car with four passengers, one white male and three black males, also pulled into the station to the adjacent fuel pump.
According to Klett, the white male went in to pay for the gas, and one of the three other males walked up to the limo driver and said, “I need some money, do you have a couple of bucks?”
The limo driver told the male suspect that he did not have any money and Klett said the suspect replied, “What do I got to do, pull my gun?” No gun was shown at the time of the robbery.
According to Klett, the driver proceeded to give the suspect $2, at which time the male suspect said, “You got to have more than that?” The driver then gave the robber $5 more and the suspects left the gas station.
The driver did not call the police at that time and drove back to the limousine base.
“The limo driver told his dispatcher what happened who then called the gas station and (the Citgo employee) called (Berlin police),” Klett said.
Detectives were able to retrieve digital images of the suspect and the other three occupants of the vehicle from the Citgo station’s video surveillance system.
The main suspect is described to be a black male, dark skin tone, approximately 25-35 years old, approximately 5’10”-6’01”, 200-230 pounds, heavy set, bald, unshaven, wearing a white-colored v-neck shirt beneath a black-colored zippered hooded jacket and dark-colored footwear at the time of the robbery.
The three persons of interest are one white male, two black males, all described to be 25 to 35 years old.
The vehicle is described as a newer model black sedan with polished rims, possibly a Chrysler 300.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sean McMahon, (860) 828-7089.
Person of Interest #1 (Driver)
Black male, medium skin tone, approximately 25-35 years old, approximately 5’10”-6’01”, 195-215 lbs, muscular build, faint goatee, wearing fitted red-colored long sleeve crewneck shirt, faded designer bluejeans, and red, black and white colored athletic footwear with red-colored laces. Individual was wearing a gold jewelry chain around his neck and around his right wrist. He was also wearing what appeared to be a NBA Chicago Bulls red-colored baseball cap with a black-colored brim.
Person of Interest #2 (Right front passenger)
White male, medium skin tone, approximately 25-35 years old, approximately 6’03”-6’05”, 300+ lbs, significantly heavy set, clean shaved, wearing an oversized white-colored crewneck t-shirt, faded bluejeans, white-colored athletic footwear with no visible brand markings and a MLB New York Yankees baseball cap worn backwards. Individual had a smaller-sized tattoo on his right inner elbow and a large tattoo on his left arm that was visible on his inner elbow, forearm and partial bicep area.
Person of Interest #3 (Left rear passenger)
Black male, dark skin tone, approximately 25-35 years old, approximately 5’10”-6’01”, 195-210 lbs, slim-medium build, goatee, wearing a fitted black-colored skull cap, a black-colored long sleeve shirt beneath a black-colored short sleeve crewneck t-shirt, light-colored bluejeans and black and white-colored athletic footwear.