Man wanted in Southington robberies

Published on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:32
Written by LISA BACKUS


SOUTHINGTON – Police are looking for the man who robbed the same Henny Penny convenience store on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike twice in one week.

The man is also a suspect in robberies in Durham and Killingworth, police said.

In the Southington cases, a male entered the Henny Penny at 273 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike at 12:09 a.m. on Dec. 27 and appeared to be browsing the merchandise before going behind the counter, shoving the clerk out of the way and prying open the cash register, police said. The man displayed a knife or a tool during the robbery, police said.

A light-colored sedan with no headlights on was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed, after the robbery.

The same man returned to the store Dec. 31 at 2:57 a.m. and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk and then fled on foot, police said. A track with a police K-9 ended on Meriden Avenue a short distance from the store.

The robber is described as a man with green eyes and a gray goatee who is about six-feet tall and stocky. He appears to be about 30 to 40 years old and may have facial scars, police said. He wore a dark hooded sweatshirt with dark pants and shorts, and black sneakers with white soles during the Dec. 27 robbery and a black coat with a fur collar, a dark blue hat with stripes and blue jeans during the Dec. 31 robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Karen Apicella at 860-378-1647 or or Detective John Marenholz at 860-378-1648 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, , Southington Herald on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:32. Updated: Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:34.