Police investigate third armed robbery in 24 hour period; 7-11 robbered early Tuesday morning

The Southington Police Department is investigating another armed robbery, this one at the recently opened 7-11 store at 777 Queen Street.

This is the third armed robbery in Southington within a 24-hour period. Two banks were robbed on Monday.

Police responded to the 7-11 at 1:20 a.m. The suspect entered the store and handed the clerk a note indicating that he had a weapon and demanding money. The suspect held his hand under his shirt as if he was holding a weapon.

The clerk gave the suspect cash from the register and a pack of cigarettes and the suspect fled the store in a westerly direction across Queen Street.

Patrol officers and a K-9 unit were unable to track the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing a plain gray hooded sweatshirt, plain gray sweat pants, clean shaven and in his 20s. He is approx. 6’0″ – 6’2″ tall, with a thin build.

Police are working to determine if the string of robberies are connected and are also following up on leads that were provided by the public.

Anyone with information on any of these robberies is asked to contact the Southington Police Department at 860-378-1698.

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