Sunday morning robbery on West Street; suspect nabbed in Derby

A suspect is being detained, although no charges have been filed, following a robbery at a West Street gas station.

Southington police said that on Nov. 23 at about 11:37 a.m., the department received information to be on the lookout for a red Ford F150 pickup truck operated by Travis Gornto for an incident that occurred earlier in Bristol.

Then at 11:39 a.m. on Sunday, the police received a report a robbery had just occurred at the Sunoco Gas Station at 957 West St., Southington.

Police said officers responded to the scene and found the suspect had fled with an undetermined amount of money.

In the incident, police reported, the suspect implied having, but did not display, a weapon. No injuries were reported during the robbery, said police.

As the suspect fled the scene, police said, the clerk was able to obtain a registration plate for the vehicle. The description of the West Street robbery suspect matched the description provided by Bristol police of Gornto and his vehicle.

Southington police detectives responded to the scene and continued with the investigation, said the department. A suspect description was provided to Connecticut Police Departments.

Police said the suspect vehicle was spotted in New Haven and the vehicle and the suspect as later located and taken into custody in the Town of Derby.

Police said the suspect is currently in police custody at a local hospital for a medical evaluation.

Police said a sealed arrest warrant has been obtained for the suspect. Based on the ongoing medical evaluation, the suspect has not been formally charged or processed by the Southington Police Department

Due to the warrant being sealed, police said no further information can be given at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available, said the Southington Police Department.

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