Windsor police are looking for the armed man in a monkey mask who ordered a clerk at a Mobile Gas Station to the floor and stole several packs of cigarettes late Friday.
The mask appears to be the same one that a man wore when he robbed a Subway sandwich shop in Windsor Locks on Tuesday, January 15 and police said they believe the robberies are connected.
At 11:56 p.m. on Friday, a 6-foot-tall man wearing what appears to be the same mask entered the Mobil Gas Station at 680 Poquonock Ave., showed a handgun and directed the clerk back behind the counter, according to police.
The man then ordered the clerk to open the cash register, took money out of the register and ordered the clerk to the floor, police said.
He took several packs of cigarettes before he calmly left the store and ran south on Poquonock Avenue, according to police, who tracked him to the area of Allstate Insurance at 697 Poquonock Ave. before losing the scent.
The robber was wearing dark clothing, new or newer work gloves, light-colored sneakers, a jacket that might have been inside out and a full animal mask.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Windsor Police Department at 860-688-5273 ext. 521.