Meriden man charged in knifepoint robbery in Southington; suspect in area burglaries

Published on Friday, 21 January 2022 12:36


SOUTHINGTON – Police on Thursday charged a Meriden man in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Southington.

According to Southington police, the suspect, who has been identified as Edgardo Colon-Rosa, 31, is also a suspect in a string of burglaries reported in neighboring towns.

The incident Colon-Rosa has been charged in was reported on Oct. 17 at the Sunoco gas station, located at 957 West St., where police allege he struck up a conversation with the store clerk before running toward the employee and taking a knife out of his pocket. Police said he then ordered the clerk to the ground, made a threat with the knife and demanded money.

According to police, Colon-Rosa took cash from the register himself and fled with somewhere between $800 and $900.

No injuries were reported.

Following an investigation, police secured a warrant for Colon-Rosa’s arrest in connection with the robbery. He was charged Thursday with first-degree robbery – a felony – and fourth-degree larceny. 

According to judicial records, Colon-Rosa is being held on $350,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Feb. 3.

Judicial records also indicate Colon-Rosa does not currently face any burglary charges.

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

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Friday, 21 January 2022 12:36. Updated: Friday, 21 January 2022 12:39.