Robbery in Wilton; suspect on the run

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WILTON – Wilton police are asking the public for help in identifying the man who is responsible for robbing Gould’s Exxon Service Station at the intersection of Route 2 and Route 156 in Wilton Thursday night.

Police say a white male walked into the station at 7 p.m. and, while the store clerk was assisting a motorist change a flat tire, was seen taking cash out of the unattended register, said Wilton Police Chief Dennis Brown.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and there was no threat or use of a weapon in the crime and no injuries occurred, Brown said.  

The suspect was described as wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, is 5-foot, 10 inches tall, with a husky build and in his 20s. The suspect fled the scene in a pink and black Chevy S10 pickup truck, which was seen headed towards Farmington on Route 2.

“The police have received numerous tips on the suspect’s identification and are continuing their investigation,” Brown said today. “Any person who was at the service station or passing around the time of the incident are requested to contact the Wilton Police Department at 645-3876 with any information including, but not limited to, the direction of travel for the suspect vehicle. As always, any additional information would be appreciated.”

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