2/27 Hartford Quik Mart Robber to Face Trial

A 27 year old man from Hartford who pulled a prank hold-up robbery of the Petro Quik Mart in Hartford now faces a long term prison sentence if found guilty. Timothy Priesgen was in court Tuesday afternoon and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He has now been bound over for trial. According to the criminal complaint, Priesgen allegedly entered the store and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When an employee took a pack from the display and turned around, she saw him point a black cylindrical object at her, and say give me your money. When the employee refused, he ran away. Hartford Police initiated a chase that entailed a high speed chase, followed by a short foot pursuit before finally catching Priesgen in a neighborhood yard and arresting him. Priesgen told police that the stepson of a woman who worked at Petro Quick Mart wanted him to pull a prank on her because he was mad at her. Priesgen’s next court hearing is March 19th for arraignment. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of more than 10 years in prison .
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Hartford
People : Timothy Priesgen
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