STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
|Reuben F. Bradford
||Colonel Danny R. Stebbins|
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2012
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY IN THOMPSON
On September 14, 2012, at about 2:20 a.m., Troop D received a report from a clerk at the Xtra Mart Convenience Store, 9 Woodstock Ave, (Rt.171) Thompson, reporting that the store was just robbed. Troopers from Troop D and a K-9 team responded to the scene. The scene was secured and a search of the area for suspects and evidence was conducted. Detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad were called to the location to assume the investigation and process the scene.
Detectives learned that on September 14, 2012, there were two clerks on duty at the Xtra Mart Store. At about 2:20 a.m., both clerks were behind the counter when a male subject wearing a gray plaid zip-up sweatshirt with hood, dark gloves, light colored cloth over his face and dark sweatpants entered the store brandishing a knife. The subject demanded money from one of the clerks. The subject then ran around the counter and threatened the clerk with the knife. The clerk handed cash from the registers to the suspect. The suspect then fled from the store on foot to Senexit Road, where it is believed a vehicle was waiting. No one was injured and no other occupants were in the store.
The suspect is described as a white male, late teens to early 20’s, approximately 5’8” or 5’9” tall, slim build, dark bushy eyebrows, blue eyes, wearing a gray plaid hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, light colored cloth over his face, and black gloves . An undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the robbery. Detectives are continuing their investigation.
State Police are asking anyone who was in the area of Xtra Mart at the time of the robbery or who may find clothing or other items on secondary roadways near the Xtra Mart or on roads leading away from the area are asked to contact State Police at Troop D immediately at (860) 779-4900. Anonymous tips about this crime can be left on the Troop D Crime Tips Hotline at (860) 779-4944.
Below is a photo of the suspect.