Waterbury police have arrested a man suspected of assaulting a woman with a rock and robbing a store last month.
Tory Crawford, 20, is suspected of robbing the family-owned convenience store at 52 E. Farm Street in Waterbury around 4:30 p.m. on March 3 and luring the owner out from behind the counter with a question about detergent before putting her in a chokehold.
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Mary Aybar said the assailant dragged her mother, 48-year-old Felicia Guerrero, to the ground and punched her in the face while she was on the floor, then grabbed for a weapon.
"She didn’t know if it was a gun or something, but it was a rock that he had," Aybar said. "She told him to take whatever he wanted and not to hurt her anymore."
Police said the victim was hit in the back of the head and the rock was left at the scene.
Crawford is accused of stealing the victim's cellphone, cash and other unidentified items.
He is incarcerated on an unrelated charge, according to police.