At approximately 7:12 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, Troop L received a report of an armed robbery at Robert Motorcars, 592 Main St., Woodbury.
The clerk said a man brandishing a black handgun ordered him into the office and demanded he remove money from the cash register, according to a news release from Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police.
Troop L responded and secured the scene. Shortly thereafter, a 16-year-old male was identified as the suspect.
Members of the Western District Major Crime Squad responded to the scene and assisted in the investigation.
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The juvenile suspect was located a short time later and taken into custody in the town of Southbury.
The 16-year-old was charged with the following:
- Robbery in the first degree
- Burglary in the first degree
- Larceny in the second degree
- Criminal use of a firearm
- Breach of peace
The suspect was remanded into the custody of a Connecticut Juvenile Detention Center. He was scheduled to appear in Waterbury Juvenile Court at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.