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Griswold Man Arrested For Smoker’s World Robbery, Confesses To Another

This article was published on: 12/8/17 2:49 PM by Mike Minarsky

Troop E and Eastern District Major Crime make arrest in Griswold robbery that occurred yesterday

On Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at 11:21 a.m., Troop E Troopers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Smokers Discount World located 69A North Main Street, Jewett City.

It was reported that a male subject wearing a dark colored hoodie pulled over his head, and black and white bandana covering his face, approached the clerk, telling her to open the register.

The clerk reported that the subject was holding a black colored handgun, and when the cash drawer opened he reached over the counter and grabbed the money. The clerk said that the subject left the store and crossed North Main Street heading in a westerly direction.

Detectives from Eastern District Major Crime responded and assumed the investigation. The scene was processed for evidence and witnesses were interviewed. Michael Warner (D.O.B. 08/26/82) of 9A Mechanic Street, Jewett City was developed and identified as a suspect.

Through investigative efforts and assistance from Troop E Troopers and the Troop E Narcotics Suppression Team, Warner was located and taken into custody on December 7, 2017 at 4:55 p.m. Warner was subsequently interviewed and confessed to committing the robbery, as well as committing another armed robbery at the Bestway gas station in Jewett City on November 22, 2017. Warner was charged with Robbery 1st and Larceny 2nd. Warner was unable to post bond and is scheduled for arraignment at Norwich Superior Court on 12/08/17.

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