Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robbery in Litchfield

State police have arrested a New York man who is suspected in an armed robbery at a gas station in Litchfield.

Patrick Tyler Jaynes, 24, is suspected in the armed robbery at the Patco gas station at 229 West St. in Litchfield at 4:20 p.m. Sunday, according to state police.

Police said the clerk reported that the robber had a knife and handed him a note that demanded money.

The clerk contacted police after the robbery and provided a description of the vehicle that was fleeing and Thomaston police stopped the vehicle on Route 254, near Innes Avenue and took Jaynes into custody.

State police then took him into custody and charged him with first-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and second-degree breach of peace.

He was held on $50,000 bond and he is due in Torrington Superior Court on July 16.

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