Windsor PD: Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint

Windsor police are searching for an animal-masked man they say used a gun to rob a Poquonock Avenue Gas Station.

A man wearing an animal mask held up a Poquonock Avenue Mobile Gas station on Jan. 18, using a handgun to coerce the station clerk to give up cash, Windsor police say.

According to police, the suspect entered , at 11:59 p.m., brandished a handgun and ordered the store clerk to get behind the counter, open the cash register and lay on the floor.

The suspect then removed the cash from the register, took several packs of cigarettes and then "calmly left the store and ran south on Poquonock Avenue," police report.

According to police, a police K-9 tracked the suspects scent down Poquonock Avenue before losing the trail at the Allstate Insurance office.

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Windsor Police also say they believe the robbery is connected to a recent armed robbery of a Subway restaurant on National Drive in Windsor Locks.

Windsor Police are asking anyone with information about the incident or the individual pictured to contact the Windsor Police Department by calling 860-688-5273.

Police say the suspect stands approximately 6 feet tall and was last seen wearing dark clothes, work gloves, light-colored sneakers a jacket that may have been inside out and a full animal mask.

Malvi Lennon January 22, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Gee, I wonder if this robber will follow any of the new and "improved" laws our legislators have planned for us limiting firearms and ammunition. I have a feeling he will not.
Katherine Fissel January 23, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I don't follow politics very well, but I click on your link to your name to see what business you have looking and commenting on something. You live close by and this affects you. BUT you are running for senate and you post a very rude and unprofessional comment. If I cared enough, I would do more than post here and out your insensitivity. It is people like you, running for office, getting into office, who are slowly bring down the entirety of the United States.
Jim Greene January 23, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Nice comment but did ever think of where that robber got the gun from. Thats right he probably stole it from someone who had it legally. Now if that citizen did not have that handgun in the first place then it would not have been stolen, correct? If there were laws were in place about buying ammunition then he would not have been able to walk into Hoffmans or Walmart and buy that ammunition, correct? I am not anti-gun and I think the Pro-gun and Anti-gun people are both wrong and too extreme. That is what is wrong with a lot of whats going on in America, there doesn't seem to be middle ground or common sense anymore. Just extremists on both sides that scream at the top of their lungs whenever something helps make their case.
Henry G January 23, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Katherine Fissel - Do you mean people like Obama and Biden???
Henry G January 23, 2013 at 05:30 PM
It's possible that it was his own gun and it was purchased legally. The fact that he has a gun may not be the issue. The fact that he's robbing a store with it is what the issue is. Don't think that countries without a second amendment have less crime than the United States...because if you do - you are wrong!
Katherine Fissel January 23, 2013 at 06:02 PM
I am referring to people who post very sarcastically rude comments on very unbiased, factual news articles. We already get enough of that from the media, why ruin good articles that are solely used for information for both the public and the police, with such childish remarks.
Malvi Lennon January 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM
@ Katherine Fissel: I respect your opinions (in these case judgments) I hope you will extend me the same courtesy.
Malvi Lennon January 23, 2013 at 10:42 PM
@Jim Greene: You are so right. In an ideal world, there would not be any weapons. No death, no sickness, no hunger, no homelessness, no abuse. That is in fact what God wanted us to have. However, man usually screws up good things and we are stuck in a mean world. Case in point this robbery. Here is some whack job-stealing handful of cash at gunpoint more likely than no to support his lousy drug addiction. The fact is criminals, addicts, and psychos like Lanza do not care about laws therefore they will not follow them.
Malvi Lennon January 24, 2013 at 12:21 AM
@ Katherine Fisse: I respect your opinions I hope you can extent me the same courtesy.


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