Police: suspect arrested in multiple commercial robberies

Gregory West (Photo provided by the Southington Police Department)
Gregory West (Photo provided by the Southington Police Department)

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Southington Police say they have caught their man who they claim is responsible for four commercial robberies in the month of October.

Gregory West, a 32-year-old from Southington, was arrested on Friday following a police investigation into the robberies. An arrest warrant was applied for and granted for his arrest. Four separate businesses were robbed in a three week span, which include the Subway Restaurant at 915 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on 10/1/2016, M&R Liquors at 920 Queen Street on 10/6/2016, Super 66 Liquors at 975 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on 10/14/2016, and Fleet Gas at 1611 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on 10/22/2016.

In each of the four cases, Police say the witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, between 5-09 and 6-2 tall, 170 to 200 pounds with facial hair. His clothing was described as a white baseball hat with a logo, dark colored zip up hoodie, blue jeans with black & white sneakers. In all cases the suspect entered the business, approached the cashier and demanded all the money from the cash register. The suspect implied he had a weapon by keeping his right hand in his sweatshirt pocket and told the cashiers he had a “weapon”, according to police. The suspect was seen fleeing the scenes in a black colored Nissan 350Z/370Z style vehicle.

West was taken into custody and charged with four counts of robbery in the second-degree and four counts of larceny in the sixth-degree. He was held on a $400,000 court-set bond and transported to Bristol Superior Court for his arraignment today, where his bond was changed to $300,000, and will appear again in court on Nov. 18, 2016.