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    Saturday, July 13, 2024

    Auto parts store robbed at knifepoint in Norwich

    Norwich ― Police are investigating the robbery Thursday of an auto parts store where the store clerk was threatened at knifepoint.

    The 3:30 p.m. robbery occurred at Advance Auto at 270 W. Main St. where police said a masked man entered the store, displayed a knife and demanded cash from the register. The suspect stole about $800, police said in a statement.

    The suspect in the robbery was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue or black pants, a surgical type mask and black rimmed glasses. The Hispanic man fled the store on foot. The store clerk was not injured.

    Police ask anyone with information on the robbery to call police at (860) 886-5561, Extension 3138, email mseidel@cityofnorwich.org or call the department’s anonymous tip line at (860) 886-5561, extension 4.

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