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Cops: Saw-wielding robber stole cash register

West Haven Police Department

Michael L. Peterson, 34, has been charged with multiple felonies including robbery, larceny and engaging pursuit.

A man brandishing a hand saw stole a cash register from a store early Sunday, police said.

According to police, an employee at Sam's Food Mart in West Haven, Connecticut,  called 911 to report that a white male wearing a mask was acting suspiciously.

While en route to the scene, police learned that the male brandished a hand saw, threatened the store clerk and stole the cash register.

Officers pursed a Chevrolet Pickup and attempted to stop the truck but it fled onto I-95 North and was eventually lost after exiting onto Route 1 in New Haven.

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Michael Peterson, 34, was later charged with multiple felonies including robbery, larceny and engaging pursuit.

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