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Police: Stamford man assaulted liquor store clerk, stole cognac

STAMFORD — Police arrested a city man who they say told a downtown liquor store clerk that he had a gun, pushed the clerk down and robbed two expensive bottle of liquor, allegedly after being told he could not use a credit card to by the booze in the establishment, police said.

Tyshawn McCoy, 35, of Atlantic Street, was charged with armed robbery, sixth-degree larceny and first-degree threatening and held overnight in lieu of a $100,000 court appearance bond.

Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said police were called to Atlantic Wine Liquor Beer at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday on the report that a robbery had just taken place.

They were told by a 30-year-old female clerk that a man came into the store to purchase an $85 bottle of Hennessy cognac and another bottle of cognac for $59. He then approached the counter with a credit card, at which time the clerk told

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Late delivery at a liquor store may have saved a Springfield man’s life during Wednesday’s storm

Tom Meffen’s daily routine after a hard day at work usually ends with him getting home just after 5 p.m. Had he done this Wednesday night, the outcome could have been a tragedy rather than an anecdote to tell his friends.

As hail, wind and rain pounded most of Massachusetts Wednesday evening, Meffen was still inside the Grog Shoppe, his Hampden liquor store a few minutes away from his home, organizing the stock from a late delivery.

Neighbor Bob Minchella was working from his home office as the wind started to pick up. He told MassLive that the gusts sounded like a train roaring past his house.

At roughly 5:15 p.m. a loud crash reverberated through Minchella home seemingly from his neighbors home.

Peering out his office window that looks out across his and Meffen’s front yard, he saw the large tree in his garden had snapped in two and

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Stamford man assaulted liquor store clerk, stole cognac

STAMFORD — Police arrested a city man who they say told a downtown liquor store clerk that he had a gun, pushed the clerk down and robbed two expensive bottle of liquor, allegedly after being told he could not use a credit card to by the booze in the establishment, police said.



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Tyshawn McCoy, 35, of Atlantic Street, was charged with armed robbery, sixth-degree larceny and first-degree threatening and held overnight in lieu of a $100,000 court appearance bond.

Sgt. Robert Shawinsky said police were called to Atlantic Wine Liquor Beer at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday on the report that a robbery had just taken place.

They were told by a 30-year-old female clerk that a man came into the store to purchase an $85 bottle of Hennessy cognac and another bottle of cognac for $59. He then approached the counter with a credit card, at which

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