Southington police are seeking help in locating a man they said robbed a
63-year-old woman of her purse before fleeing down Queen Street earlier this
Officers responded to the Cumberland Farms convenience store Wednesday evening
around 9 p.m. to reports of a robbery. Upon arriving, the victim told officers
that a “black man” had just taken her purse and fled on foot.
Police said the woman had just left the store when she was approached by a man,
standing about six feet tall, slender and wearing all black clothing and a ski mask.
The man proceeded to engage the victim, wrestling the pocketbook from her
before fleeing on foot towards Ruby Tuesday’s and T.J. Maxx. A police K-9 track
followed the suspect to the Rethal Street area before losing the scent.
“It is believed the black male suspect may live and/or frequent the
northeastern section of Southington because he appeared to have knowledge of
the area when he fled the scene,” Sg.t Jeffrey Dobratz said.
female victim sustained a dislocated left shoulder and a fractured left arm
among other injuries as a result of this incident.
Anyone with information is
asked to contact Det. Kyle Dobratz at (860) 378-1654.
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