Suspect Apprehended After Armed Robbery at Robert Motorcars

An employee of Roberts Motorcars called police to report a man with a handgun who asked him to remove cash from the register. No word yet on how much was taken.


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.

Erik Grudzien September 13, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Wow. 16 year old... that's crazy. Good to know they got him. Least I know what all the cops there was about.


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