SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man was arrested on robbery and firearms charges Friday, after he stole a semi-automatic pistol and tried to hold up a gas station owner at gunpoint, police said.
Joshua Zarembski, 24, of Hunters Creek, Shelton, was charged with criminal attempted robbery, criminal possession of a firearm, theft of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit, police said.
He was held on $250,000 and is scheduled to appear in Derby Superior Court on Feb. 29.
The owner of Buck Stop Citgo on Shelton Avenue called police at about 7:30 a.m. Friday to report a man wearing a Yankees sweatshirt and white gloves had entered his store, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.
When other customers walked in, the suspect fled without any money, police said. The owner called 911 and watched as the suspect ran toward the Aspetuck Village Condominiums across the street, police said.
Shelton officers canvassed the area and located Zarembski smoking a cigarette on a Hunter Creek home’s porch, police said. After a brief investigation and a review of the surveillance video, officers arrested Zarembski, police said.
Officers also later recovered the gun, which had been stolen, police said.