Groton Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Henny Penny

Groton town police are searching for the man who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint on Thursday night.

Police said they responded to Henny Penny Convenience Store, at 294 Route 12, at 8:18 p.m. on Thursday to investigate an armed robbery that had just happened and learned that the robber showed a handgun, demanded money and ran north on Route 12, police said.

Groton Town Police, as well as K9 teams from Stonington, East Lyme and Connecticut State Police, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service began searching for the man, but were not able to find him.

The robber appeared to be in his early 20s. He is heavyset, between 5-feet-5 and 5-feet-8, has facial hair, a distinguishing gap between his teeth and appeared to have black marks under his eyes, police said.

He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt-like jacket, gray pants, black shoes, sunglasses and a pair of distinct yellow work gloves with black edging.

Police are asking for help to find the man. If you recognize him, call the Groton Town Police Department at 860-441-6712.

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