Police seek Wallingford robbery suspect
Staff Report | March 02,2013
A security camera at Cumberland Farms in Wallingford filmed a suspect in a robbery Friday afternoon.
WALLINGFORD — Vermont State Police said they are looking for a man who used threats to rob a convenience store on Main Street on Friday afternoon.
Two clerks at the store told police that a man entered the Cumberland Farms store at 5:30 p.m. and waited in line at the counter to demand money from the register.
“He told her to give him all her money,” said Detective Sgt. Albert Abdelnour. “She thought it was a joke at first but then he said ‘Do it, or I’ll have to hurt you.’”
After the clerk handed over the contents of the drawer, another clerk came out of the back and followed the robber outside, Abdelnour said.
But after following him a short distance, the man told the clerk he would shoot him if he continued to follow him, police said.
The suspect, who was wearing a heavy brown denim jacket and a grey hoodie, climbed into a white four-door sedan — described as resembling a 1990s-era Chrysler LeBaron — parked outside the Family Dollar Store across the street from the convenience store.
The clerk told police the car, which bore Vermont plates, bore the letters FLM, Abdelnour said.
No one was injured in the incident and no firearm was displayed, police said.
The suspect is described as a white man, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall with a buzzcut and dirty blonde hair. The man was described as being overweight, and he had large gaps in his teeth.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Abdelnour or Detective Sgt. Sam Capogrossi at 773-9101.