Suspect in string of robberies appears to have struck again in Groton

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Groton – Groton Town police were investigating yet another robbery on Thursday, this time at the People’s United Bank branch inside Stop & Shop off Route 12 in Groton. 

The robbery occurred shortly before 7 p.m. when a man fitting the general description of several convenience store robberies approached the bank teller and handed the teller a note. 

The note demanded money and threatened violence, according to Groton Town Police Detective Lt. John Varone. 

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt with flame like markings on the sleeves. There is a large logo on the back of the sweatshirt and a smaller logo on the front left chest. The suspect was wearing a light-colored ball cap with a design on the front and on the bill, sunglasses, black and yellow gloves, jeans and work boots.

Varone said the man fits the physical description of a man who robbed the Henny Penny on Route 12 last week, along with several other convenience stores over the past week. 

Police are looking for a gray later-model, Audi-style vehicle in connection with Thursday’s robbery. Waterford police said a witness at the scene of the Henny Penny robbery on April 7 also saw a gray Audi leaving the scene. 

Groton Town police are working with aid from Naval Criminal Investigative Service on the case. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Groton Town Police at (860) 441-6712. 

Recent area robberies: 

• April 2, Henny Penny, 294 Route 12, Groton. 

• April 4, Sunoco, 715 Colman St., New London. (Attempted robbery). 

• April 4, Henny Penny, 2 Roosevelt Ave., Mystic. 

• April 6, Henny Penny, 1673 Route 12, Gales Ferry section of Ledyard. 

• April 6, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, 3 Boston Post Road, Waterford. 

• April 7, Henny Penny at 26 Route 32, Quaker Hill section of Waterford. 

• April 7, Dime Bank, 4 Cannon Square, No. 2, Stonington.

g.smith@theday.com

Twitter: @SmittyDay

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