Police search for man in Norwich armed robbery

NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) —  Norwich and Connecticut State Police are searching for a man who they say fled from police after an armed robbery Saturday evening.

According to Norwich Police, two officers were responding to an unrelated call when they stopped at Harry’s Occum Deli at 8:50 p.m. and saw a robbery in progress. The suspect fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash and an officer chased him on foot. Police say the suspect ignored numerous commands to drop his weapon and continued running onto Main Street in Sprague, at which time more officers arrived and also gave chase.

Police say the suspect pointed the gun at them. Two officers discharged their firearms at the suspect but they don’t believe he was hit as he continued to flee.

More officers, including a canine team, responded and established a perimeter in the area of Main Street and Church Street. State Police and Waterford Police Department also assisted but the suspect was not found after an extensive search of nearby homes and wooded areas.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5’09” tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a dark colored mask covering his face. Police are working to provide surveillance photos for assistance in identifying the suspect.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 860.886.5561.

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