North Haven Police detectives report that their investigation has determined that the reported robbery and stabbing of a clerk at the Citco Convenience Store on Feb. 4 "did not occur."
Instead, police say the clerk injured himself while intoxicated inside the Main Street convenience store.
According to North Haven Police Lt. Kevin Glenn, while investigators were "processing the bloody crime scene late Monday night" they found several inconsistencies with the victim’s initial report of being stabbed during a robbery attempt.
"Through analysis of the crime scene and other investigative methods, investigators determined the victim fabricated the reported crime," Glenn stated in a press release.
'To Mask His Actions'
Glenn repots that instead, the man sustained the "large puncture wound while intoxicated inside of the store. "
"The employee then used the facts of the first robbery that occurred February 1, 2014 to mask his actions," Glenn stated.
He added that the employee who was the victim of a robbery on Feb. 1 was not the same employee who fabricated the second incident.
'Pursuing Criminal Charges'
Glenn reports that at this time, the department is not identifying the store employee who fabricated the robbery attempt.
"We are pursuing criminal charges through the State Attorney’s Office. We are actively investigating the first reported robbery that has been determined to be legitimate," he said.
Anyone with information pertaining to the robbery on Feb. 1 are asked to contact the Investigative Services Division of the North Haven Police Department at 203-239-5321.