Parishioner Robbed Outside West Hartford Church

Police are investigating two separate robberies in West Hartford over the weekend, including one outside a church.

A parishioner was walking to the rectory of St. Thomas Church, at 872 Farmington Ave. at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday when a man overpowered the victim and stole money. The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated at the hospital.

The attacker fled and police are looking for a 5-foot-10-inch tall man who weighs 200 pounds. He was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black sneakers and a “dickie” pulled up on his face.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, two people were robbed at gunpoint at Walbridge Road and Farmington Avenue.

Police said officers found a stolen Nissan SUV they believe was involved and are processing the car for DNA and fingerprints.

Police have also found evidence from unrelated crimes within the vehicle.

Police said two males, 15 to 20 years old, were wearing dark clothing with hoodies pulled up over their heads and ran on Farmington Avenue, toward Hartford.

A handgun was also recovered in the area with other evidence.

Witnesses should call the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203.

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