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Posted on: October 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019-10-09 Update-Armed Robbery at Trumbull Sandwich Shop

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[NEW] Early this morning, Trumbull Police detectives captured a Bridgeport man wanted for the armed robbery of a local Subway restaurant in May of this year. Jahson Lausell, age 24, who had previously been employed at the business, was located near his home on Whittier Street and was arrested without incident. He was charged with Robbery in the First degree, Reckless Endangerment in the First degree, Larceny in the Fifth degree, and Breach of Peace. Lausell was held on a $250,000 court set bond, and is scheduled to appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on October 18, 2019.

Trumbull detectives obtained a variety of evidence to implicate Lausell in the robbery that included witness statements, video images and electronic recordings. Over the course of the five (5) 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.



An armed robbery occurred at the Trumbull Subway sandwich shop, located on Quality Street, on the night of Tuesday, May 14. A lone gunman entered the Subway and demanded money from the employees. The employees complied with the gunman’s demands before fleeing the shop. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

At approximately 9:23 p.m., the Trumbull Police were called to the Subway sandwich shop where they investigated this robbery. Police learned that the suspect is a light skinned Black male, approximately 5’6” tall, dressed in dark clothing, who displayed a handgun. The suspect then fled the store in a Southerly direction. No injuries were reported regarding this incident.

The Trumbull Police Department is actively investigating this incident and requesting assistance from the public who may have any information regarding this incident. To provide any information please contact the Trumbull Police Department at (203)261-3665, or on our website.  All tips and information may remain anonymous.

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