BRISTOL - Police are investigating the sixth robbery in the city in the last two weeks, but the man believed to be responsible for many of them was behind bars during the most recent incident.
On Monday, at about 5:42 p.m., a lone male wielding a knife entered the BP gas station, at 44 South St. He demanded money, police said, and made off with an undisclosed amount and fled south on Union Street.
No injuries were reported.
Officers responded to the report and, with the assistance of a K9, could not immediately locate the suspect. Police are investigating and asking that anyone with information to call them at 860-584-3011.
Since Dec. 19, five convenience stores and a pharmacy were robbed, including the most recent one at BP. Most incidents involved either a gun or a knife.
Last week, Nathan Brown, 34, of 35 Hull St., was arrested after he allegedly robbed his 66-year-old father of cash and his car keys, using them to leave in his vehicle. While in custody, according to a state prosecutor, Brown confessed to robbing four convenience stores in Bristol in the last few weeks, and three more in the fall. He denied being involved in the pharmacy holdup.
According to the state’s Department of Correction online records, Brown was still in custody during the BP robbery.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.