Customer Helps Stop Armed Robbery

The customer hit the suspect with an item and the suspect fired a shot, which grazed his arm

Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who fired a shot that grazed a customer who tried to stop him at a Stratford, Connecticut, store Saturday night.

Stratford police responded to Dolly's Express Deli at 6 Boston Avenue at 8:59 p.m. on Saturday after receiving a call reporting an armed robbery with shots fired, police said.

A man displayed a semi-automatic handgun when he entered the deli and demanded that the clerk give him money, police said. A customer hit the suspect with an object when he wasn't looking. The suspect turned and fired a shot at the customer and a violent struggle ensued, according to police.

The bullet grazed the customer's shoulder, causing minor injuries. The suspect eventually fled the store, but surveillance footage caught him on camera.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the suspect to contact the Stratford Detective Bureau at 203-285-4119.


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