Police Arrest Suspect in Newington Gas Station Robbery

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of robbing a gas station in Newington and telling the clerk he had a gun.

Michael Robinson, of New Britain, has been charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny.

Police said he entered the Valero gas station at 194 Kelsey Street in Newington around 5 a.m. Sunday, told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money.

The clerk handed over an unknown amount of cash. No one was hurt.

Police said Robinson did not display a weapon.

He ran out of the store and headed westbound toward New Britain, according to police. A responding officer spotted him walking nearby and took him into custody.

Robinson was held on $100,000 bond and was due in court Wednesday.

It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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