Man commits two robberies within three hours

Gregory Curtner. Photo from Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police arrested a man that committed two robberies in one night while in a drug-induced state.

Gregory Curtner, 48 was arrested on Sunday after demanding money from cashiers at two businesses in the Fairway shopping complex on Canal Street in Stamford on Saturday night.

The first event happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. at Robeks and the other was at 8:00 p.m. the same night at Subway.

Police identified Curtner as the man involved in the said robberies and spotted him entering a rooming house at 41 Ludlow St. He was removed from the building after barricading himself in an upstairs bedroom and threatening suicide.

Curtner was transported to StamfordHospital to treat his self-inflicted injuries and admitted his involvement in the robberies on the way.

On Sunday Curtner was charged on several counts including robbery, police interference and criminal mischief. His bond was set at $150,000.

He later admitted that the reason behind committing the robberies was that he was on a drug-induced binge and needed the money to supply his drug habit. 

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