Norwalk Man Charged In Armed Robbery In Denny's Parking Lot

NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery in the parking lot of a Denny's Restaurant in Westbrook, and state police were searching for an accomplice, police said.  

Shadrach Ferguson
Shadrach Ferguson Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

The robbery was reported at 11:21 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the restaurant at 28 Flat Rock Place in Westbrook, police said. Troopers from Troop F in Westbrook responded.

Two suspects fled the scene in a car and were located at the I-95 southbound rest area in Madison a short time later, state police said.

One suspect fled on foot while a second suspect fled in a vehicle, state police said. 

The suspect who ran from the scene, later identified as Shadrach Ferguson, 23, of Norwalk, was found and about an hour later in a wooded area behind the rest area and taken into custody, state police said.

Ferguson was charged with interfering with an officer and was held on $10,000 surety bond. He was set to appear in court Oct. 26 in Middletown.

State Police Troop F was assisted by personnel from Troop E, Troop A, the CSP Aviation Unit and officers from the Clinton, Guilford and Madison Police Departments.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Troop F at 860-399-2100 or text TIP and the information to 274637. All calls and texts will remain confidential.

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