Putnam police search for man involved in Chinese buffet robbery

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PUTNAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are searching for a man who robbed a Chinese buffet in Putnam Sunday afternoon.

Putnam police received a report of a robbery at the Empire Buffet on Providence Pike around 3:45pm on Sunday.

Police say a masked man entered the restaurant and proceeded to steal the cash register with an undisclosed amount of cash inside.

He was seen fleeing the scene in a gray 2013 Toyota Venza with the Massachusetts license plate 3LHH986. Investigators say that car had been reported stolen.

Police are asking anyone who sees the vehicle to contact state or local police departments immediately. If you have any other information about the incident, you can contact Trooper Kane of Troop D at (860)-779-4900.