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Shelton police charge Derby man in gas station break-in

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SHELTON — Police have arrested a Derby man on burglary charges related to a break-in at the Buck Stop Citgo Gas Station last month.

Joseph Palmer, 42, of Silver Hill Road was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with third-degree burglary, third-degree larceny and second-degree criminal mischief, Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said in a press release.

Palmer was being held on $25,000 bond.

On Oct. 15, at about 3 a.m., police responded to the gas station, located at 429 Shelton Ave., for a burglar alarm, Kozlowsky said in an original press release.

“Upon arrival, police notice that the rear door had been forced open, he aid. Police checked the business and the area, but didn’t locate any suspects,” he said.

Detectives responded and processed the scene. Surveillance video showed a small compact vehicle parking by the rear door to the store.

The video also showed two male suspects entering the store, taking cartons of cigarettes and leaving in the vehicle, he said.

Kozlowsky credited the detective bureau’s investigation in leading to Palmer’s arrest and said another arrest may be forthcoming in the case.

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