7-Eleven on Reef Road robbed

A man with a shotgun robbed 7-Eleven shortly after midnight Friday, Nov. 8.

A single employee was working alone inside the store at 257 Reef Road – not far from police headquarters – when the suspect entered asking for a cigar. The employee gave the suspect the price and the man replied he had no money and calmly walked out of the store, according to police.

Moments later, police said, the man re-entered the store through the same doors, carrying a black shotgun in his right hand. The shotgun was being held in a manner that it was alongside his right leg pointing at the floor. The man stated “empty the register I don’t want to hurt you,” according to police.

The employee gave the suspect money from the register and he left without incident.

The suspect was described as a light skinned black man, 6 feet, 5 inches tall, slightly heavyset, about 30 years old with a dark brown goatee and short dark hair. He was wearing a plain light grey hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans and light grey mason style gloves with a light blue rubberized palm.

Police checked the area looking for the suspect to determine if he had a vehicle or fled on foot.

Westport K-9 assisted in the search, but due to the time delay, the fact it was raining and four other patrons had entered the store prior to police arrival and securing the scene, the scent was lost and the K-9 track was unsuccessful.

Police conducted a canvass of neighboring businesses on the Post Road.  The clerk at the Shell service station at 1139 Post Road reported that a man with a similar description had entered his store to buy a cigar. He stated the man had left the store just prior to police arrival. The clerk was suspicious of the male and checked outside after he left. The clerk identified the car driven by the suspect as a 2000 series Chrysler Sebring, color gray. He also provided additional information that the male was wearing a large watch on his wrist.

At this time the case remains active and there is no video available at this time, police said.  Detectives collected and are processing evidence from both stores.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4800.  All information will remain anonymous. Tips can also be shared using “Text-a-Tip” line found at www.fpdct.com.

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