SOUTHINGTON – A local man was charged with robbing a liquor store with a knife Tuesday afternoon.
Michael Foley, 25, of Southington, was found walking in the area of Burritt Street and Clark Street and fled when officers approached. He was taken into custody a short while later and charged with robbing Wineland Discount Liquors, police said.
At about 1 p.m. Tuesday police received the report of a possible theft at Wineland, at 1543 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Employees at the store said a lone suspect entered the business and demanded money from the cash register, saying he had a knife on him.
A female clerk, employees said, told the man there was no money in the register so he took a bottle of vodka and left the area on a bicycle.
No injuries were reported.
The incident was caught on the liquor store’s video surveillance system.
Multiple officers responded to the liquor store and cordoned off the entrance area, sealing it off with police tape. The store was expected to reopen later in the day.
Shortly after 2:30 p.m., police believed the suspect may have been in the area of Clark and Canal streets. He was taken into custody at about 2:46 p.m.