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Man, 32, Charged In Strong-Arm Robbery At Bethel Convenience Store

The suspect in a convenience store robbery was identified as Maxwell N. Mulligan of Brookfield. He was arrested Friday afternoon.
The suspect in a convenience store robbery was identified as Maxwell N. Mulligan of Brookfield. He was arrested Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Bethel Police Department

BETHEL, Conn. — A 32-year-old Brookfield man was arrested Friday and charged with shoving a store clerk and grabbing money out of the cash register of a Bethel convenience store, police said.

The suspect, Maxwell N. Mulligan of 128 Whisconier Road was identified from surveillance video footage of the robbery at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Wheels convenience store at 82 Stony Hill Road, police said.

In the footage, the suspect was seen paying for items at the register. When the clerk opened the cash drawer for change, the suspect jumped across the counter, pushing the clerk’s hands from the drawer and stealing several hundred dollars from the cash drawer, police said.

The suspect fled westbound on foot behind a neighboring plaza.

Related story: Bethel police investigate strong-arm robbery at Wheels store.

Bethel police detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mulligan on Friday. Mulligan was located by the Wilton Police Department late Friday afternoon and taken into custody on the Bethel arrest warrant, police said.

Mulligan was charged with third-degree robbery and fifth-degree larceny and held on a $20,000 bond. He will be arraigned Monday, Feb. 27, in Danbury Superior Court. The investigation is still underway, police said.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Officer Tom Schretzenmayer of the Bethel Police Department at 203-744-7900 or email him at tschretzenmayer@bethelpd.com.

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