Police are looking for an armed robber who stole cash from a Southington liquor store at gunpoint and fled Monday night, police said.
Southington police detected a panic alarm activated at Colonial Wine and Spirits at 255 Berlin Ave. at about 7:39 p.m. and discovered that the wine shop was targeted in an armed robbery, police said.
A man in a black hooded sweatshirt and wearing a black mask displayed a black handgun when he entered the store and ordered the store clerk to empty the cash register and give him all the money, police said. After the clerk obliged, the suspect demanded that the clerk sit on the floor. Then, the man ran from the store in the southbound direction.
It's unknown how much cash was taken.
Police K-9 units searched for the suspect, but the track stopped just south of the store.
Southington police described the armed robber as a man who is about 20 to 25 years old, has a slender build, weighs about 150 pounds and is about 5-foot-7 to 6 feet tall. The man was wearing blue jeans, a black sweatshirt, a Carolina Panthers hat, a black face mask and gloves.
Police ask anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident and any witnesses to contact Southington Police Det. Adam Tillotson at 860-378-1667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.