UPDATE: Arrest Made in Groton Armed Robbery

Middle aged man allegedly robs store with box cutter and flees on foot.

Update: Dec. 16 2:30 p.m.

Groton Police have charged a 59-year-old Groton City man with first degree robbery and second-degree larceny in connection with the Dec. 11 armed robbery of the Payless Shoes store at 22 Rt. 12 (Groton Square). 

John D. Bergeron of 101 Hynes Ave. #3 Groton City allegedly entered the store and, brandishing a box cutter-style knife, demanded cash. Police said the employee complied and Bergeron allegedly fled on foot into the shopping center parking lot. No one was hurt, police said. 

According to a press release, Groton Town Police were assisted by Groton Long Point and Westerly (RI) police departments to "identify a suspect." 

Bergeron was held on $75,000 court-set bond. His name has not yet been placed on the state judicial website. 

Original Story:
Groton Town Police are investigating an armed robbery of the Payless shoe store, 220 Rt. 12 shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The suspect, who was allegedly armed with a box cutter, was described as a white male, 6' 5", between 50 and 60 years old wearing a yellow jacket. After making off with an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot. 

Check back with Patch for updates as they become available. 


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