Police are investigating an armed robbery at a gas station on the Farmington-Plainville line on Sunday night.
Farmington police officers were dispatched to 435 Main Street, Scott’s Town Line Mobil, around 10 p.m. for a reported armed robbery.
Officers from the Farmington and Plainville police departments secured the area and started investigating.
The one store clerk who was there said he heard someone enter the store as he was sweeping and a man suddenly pointed a black handgun at him, demanded money from the register and fled south on Route 10 toward Plainville with $567, police said.
Officers checked the area, but did not find anyone.
Farmington’s K-9 Unit lost the track in the area of Pequabuck Lane.
The robber is described as 6-feet-2. Eye witnesses said he was wearing a long-sleeve black shirt and black gloves with a gray shirt wrapped around his face.
Police have obtained surveillance photos, which show the man was actually wearing light-colored gloves and what appears to be a green jacket. Police said it is not uncommon for clothing to not exactly match was witnesses report seeing.
The incident is 14-5766.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Farmington Police Department at 860-675-2400 or the FPD tip-line at 860-675-2483.