NORWALK, Conn. – Two suspects were in custody and charged with robbing a Wall Street grocery at gunpoint Monday night and shooting their way out of its front door to flee, Norwalk police said.
The two men entered R&G Grocery at about 9 p.m. Monday, according to the owner’s statement to police. One displayed a revolver and demanded that the owner open the cash register, police said. The other man then took all of the cash from the register, police said.
The two suspects then tried to leave but found the store’s front door was locked, police said. The suspect with the gun fired a shot into the door, shattering the glass, and the two suspects escaped and ran north toward Main Street, according to the police report.
The store owner provided officers with a description of the two men, and police searched the area with K-9 units. Officers saw one man walking on North Avenue, who turned and ran when approached by a police car, police said. He was later found on Father Conlon Place and arrested, according to police reports.
A second suspect was later found on Camp Street, police said. Officers started a K-9 track from the spot of the arrest, which led them back to the crime scene, police said. The robbery victim also positively identified both men in custody as the suspects, according to police reports.
Christopher Blair, 23, of Monterey Place and a juvenile from Norwalk were taken into custody Monday night, police said. The two face charges of robbery, larceny, conspiracy and possible weapons charges, according to police reports.
Police did not recover a weapon. Some of the stolen cash was recovered, police said Tuesday. The case was still under investigation.