Police received a call about 7:30 a.m. from an employee who reported the business had been robbed, Detective Sgt. Seth Fry said.
“Currency was taken. I don’t have an exact amount on that,” said Fry, who noted the suspect didn’t brandish any weapons and didn’t threaten anybody.
Witnesses reported the male suspect was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans, white sneakers, a mask, sunglasses and a black Under Armour baseball hat. Fry also said there was enough skin showing to identify the man as possibly being a light-skinned African-American or Latin-American.
The suspect entered the south entrance of the grocery store, 117 Whittlesey Ave.
“He went in, demanded some money and then fled,” Fry said. “He fled by foot. He fled southbound.”
After leaving the grocery store, the suspect walked east and then went behind the Pat Catan’s building, 80 Whittlesey Ave., Fry said. It’s unknown where the man went after that.
“We still got a lot of leg work to do on this investigation. We are tracking down leads,” Fry said without elaborating.
If anyone has information about the robbery, call the Norwalk Police Department at 419-663-6780.