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Police: Bridgeport man charged with Trumbull armed robbery


TRUMBULL — A Bridgeport man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Subway restaurant in Trumbull earlier this year, town police said Wednesday.

Jahson Lausell, 24, was arrested near his Whittier Street home in Bridgeport on Wednesday without incident, police said. He was taken to Trumbull police headquarters and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree reckless endangerment, fifth-degree larceny and breach of peace.

It was around 9:20 p.m. May 15 when a lone gunman walked into the Subway eatery on Quality Street and demanded money from the employees. Police said the employees complied and the gunman, later identified as Lausell — a previous employee of the restaurant — fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Although no injuries were reported as a result of the robbery, employees told police Lausell had allegedly showed a gun during the robbery.


“Trumbull detectives obtained a variety of evidence to implicate Lausell in the robbery that included witness statements, video images and electronic recordings,” police said Wednesday. “Over the course of the five-month investigation, police obtained several search warrants for records related to Lausell, and learned of similar cases from other local police agencies involving this same subject.”

Trumbull police did not expand on the additional cases.

Lausell was held on a $250,000 bond. He is expected to appear in court on Oct. 18.

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