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Clerk Injured in Southwick Armed Robbery


SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WGGB) – A suspect robs a Southwick gas station, then leads police on a chase through four Conn. Towns.

Southwick Police Lt. David Ricardi says an armed suspect robbed the Pride gas station on College Highway around 6:00 a.m. Thursday.

During that robbery, the suspect assaulted the clerk. The extent of the injuries are not known.

That suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money, and area police departments were put on alert for the possible getaway car.

A short time later, Granby, Conn. Police Capt. William Tyler tells the Hartford Courant that an officer from their department saw the car going south on Route 10 and turned on his lights, but the driver allegedly refused to stop.

That officer, the paper reports, then gave chase to the suspect’s car, continuing south on Route 10 and onto Route 189 through East Granby, Simsbury, and Bloomfield, Conn.

The chase ended after the officer lost sight of the car in Bloomfield.

Police continue to follow leads and the robbery and chase remains under investigation.