Plymouth package store robbed; possible connection to Bristol robbery being explored

Published on Friday, 27 October 2017 14:58
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

STAFF WRITER

PLYMOUTH - Police are looking for two armed men who held up a liquor store Thursday night.

At about 8:55 p.m., the suspects entered Plymouth Package Store, at 166 South Riverside Ave., brandished handguns and left with an undisclosed amount of money and multiple bottles of liquor. The men fled on foot.

No Injuries were reported.

The incident happened in the Pequabuck section of town, near the Bristol line.

The suspects could not immediately be located by police. One of them has been described as a black male, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall, wearing a black hooded jacket, with two stripes going down the arms, jeans and black prescription glasses.

The other suspect has been described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic male, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Anyone with information has been asked to call Plymouth police at 860-589-7779.

This is the third armed robbery in the last week of a package store in the Bristol-Plymouth area. The first incident, however, involved a lone suspect, brandishing a knife, when he held up a package store on Main Street in Bristol on Sunday.

But a robbery on Tuesday at Burlington Wine and Spirits has Bristol police wondering if it could be connected to the Plymouth incident. The descriptions of the two suspects involved are similar in both incidents, according to Bristol police.

On Friday afternoon, Bristol police said they had not yet been in contact with Plymouth police, but that investigators would be reaching out to them to explore any possible connection between the two holdups.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at jmuszynski@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General News, Plymouth on Friday, 27 October 2017 14:58. Updated: Friday, 27 October 2017 15:01.