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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective John Marenholz at 860-378-1648 or email@example.com.