Salvation Army worker hit with gun during Newington robbery

Christine Dempsey, Hartford Courant
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Newington police said they are looking for a robber who struck a Salvation Army thrift shop worker with a gun.

The holdup happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center, 2230 Berlin Turnpike. The man approached employees with a silver handgun and demanded money in the store parking lot after they closed up and left for the day, police said.

He hit one of the workers with the gun, causing minor injuries, ran to his car and drove north on the Berlin Turnpike, police said.

Police described the man as a dark-skinned male wearing a black beanie with a black hooded sweatshirt, gloves, black pants, black shoes and a royal blue face mask.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Newington Police Department at 860-666-8445.

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