Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Newington Shell Station

Newington police are investigating an armed robbery at the Shell gas station located at 1593 Southeast Road just before 11 p.m. on Thursday. 

The victim said a masked man robbed him at knifepoint and ran off.

Police from Newington, New Britain, West Hartford, Farmington and a CT State Police K-9 unit searched the area, but did not find the robber.

The clerk said the man was around 5-feet-10. He was wearing all black clothing, a black mask and gloves and ordered the clerk to give him money, police said.

The clerk opened the cash register and the robber ran off with a large quantity of cash. 

He was last seen running east toward the Marriott Hotel. 

Police said a vehicle might have been parked, waiting in the hotel lot. 

Anyone with any information is asked to call Officer Shannon Gonzalez at (860) 666-8445.

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