Police warn shoppers to be on the lookout for robbery suspect
By WFSB Staff
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -
Police are warning shoppers to remain on guard now that there have been multiple reports of someone stalking people in supermarket parking lots, following them home and robbing them.
Police said there have been at least three robberies that took place in Wethersfield, Berlin and New Britain this month.
A Wethersfield woman was robbed at gunpoint last Friday by a man she said followed her from a Rocky Hill grocery store.
Just before 11 a.m. an 82-year-old woman called Wethersfield police to report that she had been followed home from Stop & Shop on Town Line Road in Rocky Hill by a man who later robbed her inside her garage when she got out of her car.
The woman was not injured during the robbery.
"I think it's terrible," said Ernie Larose. "If I catch them, they wouldn't go far."
Two weeks before the Wethersfield robbery, on June 8, a different 82-year-old woman was followed home from a Newington Stop & Shop to New Britain and was also robbed at gunpoint before being knocked down and suffering from injuries.
Then on June 1, a woman was at the New Britain Stop & Shop and was followed to her home in Berlin and was robbed.
"It's amazing to think that in broad daylight something like this could happen," said Claire Felten, of Bristol. "You don't think someone is following you home, and then they know where you live and it's even more scary."
Stop & Shop officials said they are stepping up security and police are urging shoppers to keep their guard up.
Police said the suspect's car was described as a white Chrysler 300 with Connecticut licence plates.
The suspect was described as a black man between 35 and 40 years old. He was reported to be 6' tall and had a slender build.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police.
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