Police search for suspect in string of South Eastern Connecticut robberies

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GALES FERRY – Police are looking for a suspect they believe could be connected to a string of robberies in the South Eastern part of the state.

The latest store to be robbed is the Henny Penny on route 12 in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard.

Police released a surveillance image of the suspect.Convenience store robberies He is described as a white male, 5′ 7″ to 5′ 11″ wearing a dark sweatshirt, blue jeans, gloves, a green knit hat, tan work boots and a scarf. According to police he robbed the store Monday night around 8:30 p.m., afterwards took off on foot.

This came after another robbery nearby. Police said the suspect was photographed during a robbery that occurred on April 2 around 8:20 p.m. at the Henny Penny Convenience Store located at 294 Route 12, Groton, CT.

Police said a white male had entered the store, showed the clerk a handgun and demanded money and then took off on foot northbound on Route 12.

Police said the suspect is a white male, in his early 20’s 5’5” to 5’8” tall and heavy set, with facial hair, a gap between his teeth, and wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt like jacket, grey pants, and black shoes. The suspect 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.

Police believe he is responsible for other robberies that have occurred in Southeastern Connecticut.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Groton Town Police Department at 860-441-6712.