Shelton police arrested a suspected robber Wednesday after setting up a stakeout with Stratford cops outside a hotel in Stratford.
Ross Kane, 34, of Shelton, was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree breach of peace, possession of narcotics, and possession of a facsimile firearm.
Additional arrests are expected.
The unusual investigation started at some point Wednesday when an employee at the Buck Stop gas station on Shelton Avenue in Shelton contacted police to say the place had been robbed at gunpoint — eight hours earlier.
Specific times were not provided by police, and police did not comment on the reporting delay.
An employee from Buck Stop wrote down the robber’s license plate, which came back to a rental car stolen from a rental agency in West Haven over the weekend.
“Detectives following up the robbery canvassed hotels in the area and surrounding towns,” according to a press release from the Shelton Police Department.
The stolen rental car was found at a parking lot of the Quality Suites hotel at 1500 South Ave. in Stratford.
Stratford and Shelton police set up surveillance and stopped the car after Kane got in it to drive away.
Kane’s court info was not available Thursday morning.