Arrest Made in Groton Armed Robbery

A 59-year-old Groton City man was charged in the Dec. 11 robbery of Payless Shoes located in Groton Square shopping center.

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 in identifying Bergeron.

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


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