Shelton man arrested for robbery with fake gun

A Shelton man was arrested for his alleged role in a robbery of a local Buck Stop Gas Station with a fake gun on Wednesday, July 5.

Police arrested Ross Kane, 34, of Shelton and charged him with first degree robbery, first degree larceny, sixth degree larceny, second degree breach of peace, possession of narcotics, and possession of a “facsimile firearm" or a nonfunctional/imitation firearm for his alleged role in the crime.

Kane's arrest stems from a report of a gas station being robbed by a suspect with a firearm approximately eight hours earlier that day.

According to a statement by Detective Chris Nugent, the employee at the gas station who called the Shelton Police also wrote the license plate of the suspect’s vehicle down as it fled from the scene.

Nugent said that officers on scene confirmed the vehicle was stolen from a rental car agency in West Haven over the holiday weekend.

Detectives following up on the robbery searched hotels in the area and surrounding towns. According to Nugent, approximately two hours after responding to the robbery, detectives located the stolen vehicle parked at the Quality Suites hotel located at 1500 South Avenue in Stratford.

With the assistance of the Stratford Police Department, Shelton Detectives set up surveillance on the parking lot and stopped the stolen vehicle as it attempted to leave the parking lot. The type of vehicle was not disclosed by police.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kane who was subsequently taken into custody.

According to police, additional arrests are expected in recent incidents, which occurred in Shelton over the holiday weekend.