Police are searching for the man who robbed a convenience store early Friday morning. (Stratford Police Department)
Robbery took place at 24/7 Express Store, which is located at 1607 Barnum Ave. (Stratford Police Department)
An unidentified man pointed a large rifle with a scope at the clerk. (Stratford Police Department)
STRATFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Police are searching for the man who robbed a convenience store in Stratford early Friday morning.
An unidentified man, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt over his head and a black ski type mask over the bottom half of his face, entered the 24/7 Express Store, which is located at 1607 Barnum Ave., just after midnight.
Police said the man, who was also wearing white sweat pants and black gloves winter gloves, pointed a large rifle with a scope at the clerk. The suspect told the clerk “to give him the money or he would shoot him,” police said.
The clerk gave the man about $200 before the suspect “put the rifle into his waistband and down his sweat pant leg.” The suspect fled northbound on Barnum Avenue onto Broadbridge Avenue.
A search by police, which included a K9, resulted in the discovery of a 22 cal. rifle, a $10 bill and one pair of black sunglasses.
Anyone with any information about the robbery is asked to call the Stratford Police Department at 203-385-4141.
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