Woman charged for alleged role in Cumberland Farms armed robbery in Shelton

Samantha Cruz-Palarino

Samantha Cruz-Palarino

The Shelton Police Department has made a second arrest in an armed robbery in December 2014.

According to police, Samantha Cruz-Palarino, 25, of Oxford, turned herself in on a warrant for her arrest on Feb. 20.

Cruz-Palarino is accused of driving Valentine Rodriguez to an armed robbery of Cumberland Farms on Dec. 24, 2014.

Police said Rodriguez displayed a gun at the Cumberland Farms at 819 River Road, demanding money. Rodriguez, 33, of Bridgeport, was charged with first-degree robbery, theft of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, interfering with an officer and sixth-degree larceny.

Cruz-Palarino was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Her bond was $150,000.

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