Police Arrest Saw-Wielding Robbery Suspect - NBC Connecticut

Police Arrest Saw-Wielding Robbery Suspect



    Police Arrest Saw-Wielding Robbery Suspect
    Michael Peterson

    West Haven police arrested the man they said brandished a hand saw and stole a cash register from a Sam's Food Mart early Sunday morning.

    According to police, a store employee at Sam's Food Mart, 667 Campbell Ave., called 911 to report that a man wearing a mask was acting suspiciously.

    While enroute to the scene, police learned that the man brandished a hand saw, threatened the store clerk and stole the cash register, police said.

    The robber ran north on Campbell toward George Street, police said.

    Officers pursed a Chevrolet pickup and attempted to stop the truck, but it fled onto Interstate 95 North and was eventually lost after exiting onto Route 1 in New Haven, police said.

    After investigating, police have identified Michael Peterson, 34, as the suspect.

    According to Sgt. David Tammaro, Peterson was found at a home at 288 Front Ave.

    Habersham County Sheriff Office

    Peterson was charged with multiple felonies, including robbery, larceny and engaging pursuit.

    Police credited tips from the public in helping to apprehend Peterson.


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