West Hartford Dunkin' Donuts Employees Fight Off Would-Be Robber With Coffee: Police

Police said the man threatened employees with a hypodermic needle.

A man threatened employees of a Dunkin’ Donuts in West Hartford with a hypodermic needle and tried to rob the shop Thursday morning, but the employees fought him off, according to police.

Police said the attempted robbery happened at the Dunkin ‘ Donuts at 970 New Britain Ave. in West Hartford at 6:19 a.m. and the employees fought the man off with a broom and a pot of coffee.

Police identified the man accused of trying to rob the shop as 31-year-old Nicholas Moore, of Newington. He made off without stealing anything, police said, and was charged with criminal attempt at robbery in the second-degree and criminal attempt at robbery in the sixth degree.

He is being held on $50,000.

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