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Search warrant executed in case of false liquor store robbery report

Updated 5:00 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2013
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A "911" call to State Police on Thursday morning, reporting that Harry's Wines and Liquor Store on the Post Road was being robbed, triggered a large deployment of police at the shopping center at Post and North Pine Creek roads, but they said there was no evidence of any crime.

Troop G in Bridgeport received the call claiming a robbery was unfolding around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The male caller whispered that he was at Harry's and the store was being robbed. Fairfield police set up a perimeter around the store within minutes, but no criminal suspects or victims were found. An employee at the store confirmed that there had been no robbery.

Police checked other liquor stores in the area as well, but were unable to locate anyone that was robbed.

Later Thursday, however, the police Emergency Services Unit, assisted by several Norwalk officers, executed a search warrant at a Linwood Avenue home in connection with the phone call, police said.

The subject was not at the house, police said, but the investigation into the incident continues.