John Voket-January 22, 2017
UPDATE (Monday, January 23, 2017): This story has been updated to reflect the proper name of the business, and the number of fire and ambulance personnel sent to the scene.
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Two robberies in less than 24 hours within a half mile of each other, one with apparent hate crime implications, have Newtown Police seeking the public’s assistance in their investigations.
For the second night in a row, a swarm of police vehicles and yellow crime tape lined a South Main Street business.
According to Police Chief James Viadero, at approximately 8:28 pm officers responded to 113 South Main, Rooster Wines & Liquors on a report of a robbery that just occurred.
Upon arrival officers observed that a fire was burning in the rear of the building, they entered and assisted the firefighters in extinguishing the fire with fire extinguishers. Due to the initial nature of the fire, which was described as a structure fire, all five of Newtown’s companies were dispatched to the scene. Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps was also dispatched to the scene. Click here to read more