TRUMBULL POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020, 10:00 P.M.
SUSPECT CAPTURED FOLLOWING ARMED ROBBERY AT TRUMBULL MALL
A man who is suspected of an armed robbery at the Zales jewelry store inside the Westfield Trumbull Mall was cornered by police in Bridgeport, where he crashed during a pursuit by Trumbull officers. As of 10:00 p.m. this evening, the driver was refusing to exit the car, which became disabled at that location, while officers surrounded him.
Police were monitoring the traffic exiting the mall after several 911 calls reporting a gunshot and robbery inside the mall. Officers spotted the fleeing vehicle leaving the mall onto Main Street and continued a pursuit until the driver lost control at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Anton Street in Bridgeport. The driver is believed to still have the gun that was used in the robbery.
Shortly after 7:00 p.m. police were notified of the robbery and gunshot at the Zales jewelry store. They learned that the lone male had entered the store brandishing a handgun, which he used to shatter a glass display case. While doing this, the gun apparently discharged, firing one bullet. The man grabbed several gold chains and fled the area on foot.
No injuries were reported during the incident, but nearby store employees and patrons were temporarily closed out from the immediate area. The mall remained open until its regular closing that was scheduled for 9:00 p.m.
Bridgeport Police took control of the crash scene and continued to encourage the suspect’s surrender. Additional information will be released tomorrow, November 20, 2020.
Original post at 8:30 PM
There was an armed robbery this evening at the Trumbull Mall at Zales Jewelers. One shot was fired. There are no injuries. Police have identified one suspect in this case, who took several necklaces. The suspect is currently in Bridgeport and is about to be taken into custody.
The Trumbull Mall is safe and has been reopened. Trumbull Police are assisting patrons who are exiting the mall.
In a separate incident, there was a fatal accident in the Canoe Brook Road area. Police are still on scene and investigating.