Police have arrested Joshua Omar Sauri, of Willimantic and charged him with first-degree robbery in connection to a standoff Sunday night into Monday morning.
Sauri was believed to be responsible for armed robbery at the corner of Gem Drive and Roanoak Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, and cops found him hiding between 2 buildings on Cameo Drive early Wednesday morning.
Sauri was held on $250,000 and is scheduled to appear in Danielson Superior Court Wednesday morning.
After the robbery, police said they received information that Sauri went into a home at 45 Gem Dr. after being chased by the women.
Police said they arrived 90 seconds after they received a 911 call. Neighbors were told to shelter in place and the road was closed while police set up a perimeter.
After homes were evacuated, police made contact with Sauri, who said he was not in the home.
However, around 5:30 a.m., police entered the home and were not able to locate Sauri.
On Tuesday, police released a photo of Sauri in hopes of leading to an arrest. Police said Sauri “was in fact armed with a handgun, so caution should be used when dealing with the suspect.”
Anyone with any information about the case is asked to call the Willimantic Police Department at 860-465-3135. All calls will be kept anonymous
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