1 suspect under arrest in connection with two convenience store robberies in Willimantic

The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the...
The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the report of a robbery.(Willimantic Police)
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 3:59 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 5:48 AM EST
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WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WFSB) - 1 suspect is under arrest following multiple convenience store robberies in Willimantic.

Police say they were first called to to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., at 1:30 a.m.

Officers learned a lone male suspect had entered the store and demanded money, and did not display a weapon.

The store clerk gave the man the cash and stated the suspect may have left in a black vehicle, no injuries were reported.

Police then responded to the A1 Quickmart, located at 1605 Main St, at around 1:40 a.m.

Again, a lone male suspect demanded cash but did not display a weapon. The store clerk gave the man the cash, at which point the suspect left in a black SUV.

At approximately 5:30 P.M. on January 22nd, a vehicle believed to have been connected to the robberies was located near Main St.

After approaching the vehicle, police officers located 4 occupants including Randy Wheland, 34 years-old of Willimantic, wearing clothes matching a description of the robbery suspect.

Wheland was subsequently placed under arrest in connection to the robberies.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies is asked to contact Det. Mike Suplicki or Det. Keith Edele at 860-465-3135.

The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the...
The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the report of a robbery.(Willimantic Police)
The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the...
The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the report of a robbery.(Willimantic Police)
The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the...
The Willimantic Police were called to the Sun Mart convenience store, at 104 Main St., on the report of a robbery.(Willimantic Police)