Arrest made in Shelton liquor store robbery

Shelton police have arrested a fourth individual in connection with a robbery of a Howe Avenue liquor store in December.

Jeremy Rodriguez

Jeremy Rodriguez

Jeremy Rodriguez, 24, of Bridgeport, was arrested on an active arrest warrant Thursday.

He was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon, third-degree larceny, and conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny.

Rodriguez was placed on a $75,000 bond and was arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Friday.

The Department of Corrections website said he is currently held in Bridgeport on a $150,000 bond.

Two men demanded money, liquor

The arrest stems from an armed robbery of the Cleto’s Liquor Store that occurred on Dec. 16, 2014. The store is located on Howe Avenue in Shelton. 

The owner of the store reported to Shelton police that two men entered the store, one with a large knife and the another with a handgun, demanding cash and liquor.  A subsequent investigation by Shelton detectives led to an arrest warrant for Rodriguez.

Went to Florida

Police said Rodriguez fled to Florida, where eventually he had contact with Florida law enforcement. Rodriguez was then held at the Pinellas County corrections facility until Shelton detectives traveled to Florida and transported him back to Connecticut.

Three others were previously arrested for their involvement in the case.  No other arrests are expected in the case, police said.

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