Police Name Suspect In East Hartford 7-Eleven Heist


East Hartford Police have obtained an arrest warrant in connection with an armed robbery on February 3 at the 7-Eleven store at 298 Main Street.

Samuel Garcia, 30, faces charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Police say Garcia may be responsible for similar crimes in the area. He should be considered armed and dangerous, said authorities.

In the heist on February 3, a lone suspect held a knife to a clerk and forced him to open a cash register before fleeing east on Brewer Street with the contents of the drawer.

Anyone with information on Garcia’s whereabouts is urged to contact East Hartford Police at 860-528-4401.


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