Fairfield gas station robbed

Dog leads police to one suspect

A police dog helped track down one of the suspects in a holdup at a Fairfield gas station Saturday night, June 23.

A clerk at Star Fuels, 350 Jennings Road, called 911 around 9:40 p.m. to report he had just been robbed by two black men, one of whom may have had a gun underneath his shirt. The second man allegedly punched the clerk in the face just before taking cash from the register. The store clerk was not seriously injured.

The clerk told police he last saw the men running on Jennings Road.

A K-9 track led officers directly to a man who matched the description of one of the suspects emerging from a residential backyard at the intersection of Old Stratfield Road and Black Rock Turnpike. He was taken into custody without incident. Items of evidence from the robbery were located near where the suspect was taken into custody. After several K-9 tracks were conducted, officers were unable to locate the second suspect.

A 17-year-old male from Bridgeport was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. He was turned over to the custody of a family member after being issued a juvenile summons.

Fairfield Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call the Fairfield Police Detective Bureau at 203-254-4840, or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637); be sure to include the keyword “FPD” in your text message.

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