Man Wanted for Armed Robbery in West Hartford, Getaway Driver Arrested: Police

West Hartford police have arrested a man that was wanted in connection to an armed robbery that happened last week and who they believe was his getaway driver.

Police said they had an active arrest warrant for 44-year-old Luis Rodriguez for committing an armed robbery at Sam's Food Store on New Britain Avenue on August 6. On Tuesday, Rodriguez was taken into custody from his mother's house in East Hartford without incident.

In a release, officers said he entered the store, reached over the counter and grabbed cash from the register drawer. He was holding what appeared to be a black pistol in his other hand and left out of the store, heading possibly south. He was wearing a blue button down shirt, dark pants and a dark blue hat.

He was considered armed and dangerous.

Officers also arrested 43-year-old Larisa Almodovar on Tuesday. Investigators determined Almodovar, who police said is Rodriguez's girlfriend, was his getaway driver.

Rodriguez is facing charges including robbery, larceny and unlawful restraint. He was held on a $500,000 bond and is in court on Wednesday.

Almodovar is facing charges including conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit larceny. She was held on $100,000 and is also in court on Wednesday.

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