Robbery on Berlin Street under investigation

Detectives in Southington are looking for a man who assaulted an employee and stole the cash box from the register from the Dairy Farms store on Berlin Street on Friday, Nov. 7.

According to a police report, “a lone suspect rushed into the store, pushed the employee behind the service counter and demanded money.”

After grabbing the cash box, the suspect fled the scene, said police. The Southington Police Department received the report about the robbery around 8 p.m.

Although the suspect did not display a weapon, his actions may have been threatening to the employee.

“The push is what caused the robbery,” said Sergeant Jeffrey Dobratz. “It was larceny by force.”

The victim of the assault and robbery was not injured from the push.

However, the victim described the suspect to the police as a 200 pound male around 5’9” with a medium to large build, according to a police report. Police said he wore the hood of his dark sweatshirt or windbreaker up with a face cover to conceal his identity.

The report also says that he was wearing gray pants, a light colored t-shirt, and light colored sneakers.

The K-9 track was not able to locate the suspect that night; however, the police report said the Southington Police Detective Division is currently investigating the incident.

At press time, police said they suspect this was an isolated episode and the detectives do not have any leads.

“It seems like a random incident at this time,” said Dobratz.

If anyone has information regarding the robbery, contact Detective Lewis Palmieri at (860)378-1646 or lpalmieri@southingtonpolice.org.

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