Police Have Two Suspects In Gas Station Robbery
Police Chief James Viadero this week expressed confidence that police will solve a nighttime armed robbery that occurred on January 20 at a South Main Street (Route 25) gas station/convenience store.
The town police investigation into the 10:37 pm incident at Wheels Citgo at 151 South Main Street is "progressing well," Chief Viadero said, February 1.
Police have narrowed their probe in the case, establishing "two suspects" in their investigation. The police chief declined to identify those suspects.
Newtown police have been working with Norwalk police in the probe, he said, adding that the suspects are being held at Bridgeport Correctional Center on unrelated pending criminal charges.
The two males in their 20s who robbed the gas station were wearing hoods and masks, the chief noted. Police have not provided images from any of the black and white video surveillance video that recorded the incident, saying that the images are of poor quality.
In their earlier reports on the crime, police had described the assailants as one white male and one black male, both of medium build, and both of whom were armed with handguns. The thieves stole an unspecified amount of cash from the store's cash register, police said.
There were no injuries in the incident, according to police. The basic crime that occurred is first-degree robbery, which is a Class B felony resulting in minimum five-year prison terms in convictions.
Police have said that two male store clerks at the gas station were the victims of the two robbers. Besides the two clerks, there were no other witnesses to the incident. The robbers were inside the gas station building for an estimated three to four minutes during the incident, police have said.
It is unknown in which direction the thieves fled the scene after stealing the money. Vehicles that may have been used in the crime were not detected by surveillance cameras or seen by the victims.
Police ask anyone with information on the incident to contact them at the police station at 3 Main Street, telephone 203-426-5841.