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Armed robbery at Groton convenience store

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GROTON —  The Groton Town Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Henny Penny Convenience Store at 8:18 p.m. Thursday.

A white male had entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.   The robber then fled on foot Northbound on Route 12.

Police describe the suspect as a  white male is described as being in his early 20s  5’5” to 5’8” tall and heavy set,  with facial hair, with a distinguishing gap between his teeth,  and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt like jacket, grey pants, and black shoes.  He was wearing sunglasses and appeared to have black marks under his eyes.  He was also wearing a pair of distinct yellow work gloves with black edging.

The Groton Town Police were assisted by Stonington and East Lyme Police Department K-9 teams, as well as a Connecticut State Police K-9 team.   The Connecticut State Police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service also assisted.

We are asking for the public’s help in identifying this violent offender.  If anyone recognizes this suspect, please contact the Groton Town Police Department at 860-441-6712.