Suspect in Southington Robbery Arrested

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    Brett Down, of Southington, is accused of committing an armed robbery in town.

    Police have arrested a man accused of committing an armed robbery at a food mart and gas station in Southington in February.

    Brett Down, 31, of Southington, is accused of robbing the Kaival Food Mart and Gulf Gas Station at 1123 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on Feb, 7.

    According to the warrant, Downs entered the store with a silver retractable carpet knife, ordered the clerk to open the cash register, stole around $180 and ran.

    Police identified Downs as a suspect through forensic evidence and took him into custody at his home at 3:45 p.m. on March 7 and he has been charged with second-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny.

    Downs was held on a $100,000 bond set the Bristol Superior Court. 

    He is scheduled to appear in court on March 10.

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