Branford police are investigating the town’s second convenience store robbery in two days.
Police say they responded to Branford Sunoco at 700 West Main Street (Route 1) around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after a store clerk activated the holdup alarm.
Police discovered the suspect fled the store on foot in the direction of Beaver Road. When they arrived officers secured the scene and brought in K9 Joker to assist.
Joker tracked the suspect’s scent into a parking lot behind Eli’s Restaurant . Police believe from there the suspect entered a vehicle and fled.
The suspect is described as a male 25-35 years old, approximately 6’ with dirty blonde hair and a beard. He was reported as wearing a black winter jacket, dark hat, sunglasses and jeans and carrying a black backpack or shoulder bag. A handgun was displayed during the robbery.
The suspect vehicle is described as a dark red or burgundy four door sedan, possibly a late ‘90s Infinity with a chrome front grille.
On Friday a man robbed the Branford Mobil Station on Leetes Island Road. Branford police are still investigating that incident.
Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact the Branford police department as (203) 481-4241 or the Branford Crime Tip Line at (203) 315-3909.