Suspect identified in Portland armed grocery store robbery

Jayquan Swain (Courtesy: Portland Police Department)

PORTLAND, Conn. (WTNH) — Portland Police have one man in custody after they say he was involved in an armed grocery store robbery Tuesday.

Portland Police have arrested Jayquan Swain for an armed robbery that happened at the Tri-Town Foods grocery store on Marlborough Street off of route 66. Officers responded to the scene around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

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Police say Swain walked into the store right before closing time. He then ordered everyone inside to get back, and ordered the manager to empty out the safe.

The stand-off lasted for about three hours after the police arrived. Officers were able to catch Swain as he tried to run out the back entrance of the store.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

Swain is being held on $75,000 bond and will appear in court on February 7th.