One person taken into custody after report of attempted holdup in Southington

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:28


SOUTHINGTON - One person was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon after someone tried to hold up a local liquor store.

Police at about 1 p.m. received the report of a possible theft at Wineland, at 1543 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Employees at the store said a lone suspect entered the business and demanded money from the cash register, saying he had a knife on him.

A female clerk, employees said, told the man there was no money in the register, and he left the area on a bicycle.

No injuries were reported.

The incident was caught on the liquor store’s video surveillance system.

Multiple officers responded to the liquor store and cordoned off the entrance area, sealing it off with police tape. The store was expected to reopen later in the day.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., police believed the suspect may have been in the area of Clark and Canal streets. He was taken into custody at about 2:46 p.m.

It was not immediately clear what charges, if any, have been filed. Police said they would potentially be releasing more information later Tuesday.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:28. Updated: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:30.