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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2011
STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY IN PUTNAM

   On 08/11/2011, at 9:45 p.m., State Police at Troop D received a 911 call from the clerks at Dunkin Donuts at 21 Providence Road, in Putnam, CT reporting a robbery had just taken place.

   Troopers responded and located the two clerks on duty who were getting ready to close for the night.  At about 9:40 p.m., a female drove up to the drive thru and placed an order.  She then drove to the window and was handed the drink. In return the female handed the clerk a small package and a handwritten note demanded money. The note also indicated that there was a subject in the back seat of the vehicle threatening harm to the female driver, and a threat to set off a bomb. The clerk fled from the window and called 911.  The suspect vehicle fled from the area.

   The female suspect is described as a white female, about 35 to 40 years old, tan complexion, with brown hair with blonde highlights in a French curl or ponytail, blue eyes, possibly having a bar in the right ear, wearing a scrub type shirt. 

   The suspect vehicle is described as an older, full-sized, SUV 4-door, dark green in color with tinted windows.

   The Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit Bomb Squad responded to the scene and determined that the package was not a bomb.  State Police Detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad are conducting this criminal investigation.

   Anyone with information about this incident or knowing the possible identity of this suspect is asked to call Connecticut State Police Detectives at (860) 779-4900. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Lt. J. Paul Vance

Connecticut State Police
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