Plainfield police search for suspect in armed robbery

(Image: courtesy of the Plainfield Police Department)
(Image: courtesy of the Plainfield Police Department)

PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Plainfield police say they are searching for a man who robbed the Valero’s in Moosup on Wednesday night, displaying “what was believed to be a firearm.”

Around 9:05 p.m. on Wednesday night, an armed robbery was reported at the Valero gas station at 50 East Main Street in the Central Village section of Plainfield. Plainfield officers and Connecticut State Police responded, and learned that a younger white man had made off with an “undetermined amount of money,” after threatening store clerks with “what was believed to be a firearm.”

(Image: courtesy of the Plainfield Police Department)
(Image: courtesy of the Plainfield Police Department)

The man was described by the clerks as “between eighteen to low twenties in age,” thin and roughly 5’9″ with light hair. He was wearing blue jeans, an orange hoodie with black writing, and dark sneakers. Plainfield police say he fled west on foot on East Main Street toward I-395.

Plainfield police are asking the public’s help in locating the suspect, and say they encourage anyone with any relevant information to reach out to them directly at (860) 564-0804, or by way of their anonymous tip line at (860) 564-7065.

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