Police searching for suspect in attempted armed robbery at Southington Walmart

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SOUTHINGTON — An attempted armed robbery caused the partial evacuation of a Walmart Friday morning.

Police were investigating the incident at the store located at 235 Queen St. that happened around 8 a.m. The suspect drove off before police arrived on the scene.

southington walmart 2A male wearing jeans, a blue baseball cap, a two tone grey shirt with blue sleeves, approximately 5’8” tall, weighing between 160-170 pounds, with a well-trimmed beard and hair walked up to one of the registers with a bottle of iced tea, police said. As the clerk attempted to ring out the iced tea, the suspect lifted his shirt and showed the clerk that he had a handgun tucked into his waistband.  The suspect then demanded money from the register.

That’s when the clerk yelled, according to police, and the suspect ran off without taking any money.

Police are searching for a light blue Scion TC. Witnesses describe the license plate as out of state plate bearing the numbers 300 followed by an unknown combination of three letters.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective James Armack at 860-378-1649.