By Fae Morgan, Staff Writer
HARTFORD — Hartford Police arrested a local man who allegedly on Friday robbed a tag sale store with a sawed-off shot gun.
The man, Jerry Aviles, 35, of 38 Burnham St., Hartford, was arrested and charged with first degree robbery, possession of a sawed-off shotgun, criminal possession of a firearm, fourth degree larceny and first degree burglary.
Police said Aviles entered the Tag Sale Store at 129 Zion St. and demanded money. He stole $260 in cash, four laptop computers and then fled.
The owner of the store then flagged down Officer Nicholas Trigila, who saw Aviles as he fled on foot. Trigila called for back up and they circled the area, police said.
Police recovered the sawed-off shot gun, 22 rounds of ammunition and four laptops on Zion Street just south of the business. And they found Aviles hiding in the bushes at the corner of Curtiss and Zion streets, police said.