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Westport Police Search for Armed Robber (UPDATE)

WESTPORT, Conn. – (UPDATED at noon) A gun-wielding robber made off with about $200 in cash Thursday morning after he held up the Merritt Country Store at 337 Main St. in Westport, police said.

The suspect, who was wearing a black mask and black sunglasses, entered the store at 3:30 a.m., showed the clerk he had a black handgun and demanded money from cash register. The store clerk handed over about $200, and the suspect left the store on foot and ran north on Main Street, police said.

A K-9 unit from Monroe was called in to conduct a search, but the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 foot, 9 inches tall and of medium build. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt with a black hooded sweatshirt covering his head. He was also wearing a black mask, black sunglasses and black gloves. There was no video surveillance in the store.

Police ask anyone with information about this robbery to call the Westport Police Detective Bureau at 203-341-6000.

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