Armed Thief Robs Couple at Newington Motel: Police

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Newington Police Department

Newington police have released surveillance photos of two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Newington motel on Thursday Sept. 8.

Police responded to the Siesta Motel on Berlin Turnpike around 3 a.m. for reports of an armed robbery. 

A man and woman were approached by the suspect when as they were going into their motel room, police said. 

The suspect tried to force the man into the room but the victim resisted. When the suspect exposed a handgun that was in his waistband, he demanded the male victim hand over his duffel bag, Newington Police said. 

After taking the bag, the suspect fled on foot. 

Police said the victim described the thief as being in his 20s, 6-foot to 6-foot-2 tall with a slender build, medium-length braided hair, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. 

Police released surveillance photos of two possible suspects.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer W. Kornbrath at (860) 666-8445 or wkornbrath@newingtonct.gov, reference case # I20163313.

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