Police arrests suspect for string of armed robberies

Gregory West

Gregory West

Police arrested Gregory West, 32, of Southington for a string of armed robberies in town between Oct. 1 and Oct. 22.

The investigation stems from armed robberies at Subway Restaurant (915 Meriden Waterbury Tpk) on Oct. 1; M&R Liquors (920 Queen St.) on Oct. 6; Super 66 Liquors (975 Meriden Waterbury Tpk.) on Oct. 14; and Fleet Gas (1611 Meriden Waterbury Tpk.) on Oct. 22.

In all cases, witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, between 5’9” and 6’2”, 170 to 200 pounds with facial hair. The suspect was wearing a white baseball hat with a logo, a dark colored, zip-up hoodie, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers.

In all cases, the suspect entered the business, approached the cashier and demanded all the money from the cash register. The suspect implied he had a weapon by keeping his right hand in his sweatshirt pocket and announcing it to the cashiers. The suspect was seen fleeing the scenes in a black colored Nissan 350Z/370Z style vehicle.

West was developed as a suspect, and an arrest warrant was granted for his arrest. On Oct. 28, at 6:30 a.m., he was taken into custody and charged with four counts of second degree robberty and four counts of sixth degree larceny. He was held on a $400,000 bond and transported to Bristol Superior Court the same day.

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