Southington police investigate 3 robberies in 24 hoursPosted: Updated:
It's been quite busy for the Southington Police Department as members of the force investigate three robberies reported in a 24-hour period.
The first of three was reported just before noon at the Farmington Bank branch located on Center Street.
During that robbery, police said, a man standing around 6' tall walked into the bank wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a knit hat under it, sunglasses and jeans.
He entered the bank quickly, went up to a teller and demanded money.
No weapon was shown or implied, and the man got away with an undisclosed amount of money.
In the second robbery, police said a man walked into a TD Bank branch on Meriden-Waterbury Road around 5 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money.
The man was described as a white man around 25 years old with short red hair and a red goatee with a chinstrap beard.
He was last seen wearing a Chicago White Sox hat, a black jacket with a gray lining and a black and gray shirt with jeans.
The third robbery was reported on Tuesday around 1:20 a.m. on Queen Street.
Police said a man walked in to a 7-Eleven and handed the clerk a note indicating he had a gun and wanted money.
The man also held his hand under his coat, implying he had a weapon.
The clerk gave the suspect money from the cash register and a pack of cigarettes as the suspect fled the store.
He was described as a white man wearing a plain gray, hooded sweatshirt, plain gray sweat pants and was clean-shaven.
He was described as being in his 20s and stood around 6' tall.
Connecticut residents were not shocked by the robberies, especially during the holiday season.
"It's Christmas season, and when Christmas season comes, I notice there's a lot of robberies," said Elizabeth Gola of Plainvill.
The robberies are under investigation by the Southington Police Department and at this point, police can not say if these crimes are connected.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call police at 860-621-0101.
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