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Was it worth it? Connecticut man accused of armed robbery makes off with $3

Source: MEGA; Milford police

Jul. 3 2021, Published 1:12 p.m. ET

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The great caper it was not.

A Connecticut man faces a slew of charges after police say he armed robbed a convenience store — for $3.

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Milford police responded to a robbery with a knife at Cumberland Farms sore around 4:30 a.m. July 1 for the reported robbery. Police said a white male walked into the store and went directly to the front counter, where he allegedly pointed a knife at an employee and demanded money.

The employee reportedly had $3 sitting on top of the register from a previous sale which he immediately handed to the suspect.

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The suspect, identified as David Newman, then left the store and reportedly fled the area. 

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Milford Police Detectives conducted an investigation and arrested Newman without incident around 3 p.m. He was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny.

He was held on $5,000 bail, or $4,997 more than he allegedly made away with, police said.


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