Two Charged With Armed Robbery in Fairfield

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Christopher French, 36, of Shelton was charged with robbery Friday in Fairfield for a case from early May.
Christopher French, 36, of Shelton was charged with robbery Friday in Fairfield for a case from early May. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Fairfield Police

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield police brought charges against suspects in two armed robbery cases Friday.

Rodney Moore, 37, of New Haven  was charged in connection with an incident at a Fairfield hotel in March. New charges also were filed against Christopher French, 36, of Shelton, who was charged with the robbery of a bakery last month.

Moore’s case dates to March 17. According to police reports, the clerk at the Best Western hotel on Black Rock Turnpike told police a man entered the lobby and asked a question. The suspect allegedly then pulled out a knife and warned the clerk to step back. He then jumped over the counter and took cash from the register, police said.

After releasing a photo of the suspect and conducting an investigation, Fairfield police linked Moore to the incident. He was arrested at Bridgeport Superior Court Friday while appearing on a different charge. Moore was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny Friday. He was held on a $250,000 bond.

French was charged in connection with an incident at Sahara Tanning Salon May 4. A clerk at the business told police a man entered the store that night and allegedly showed a black and silver handgun tucked in his waistband. The suspect then moved the clerk into a back room, took money from the register and fled, according to police reports.

The next day, investigators linked French to the robbery and a similar incident at Adam’s Bakery earlier that week. French was arrested May 5 and charged with robbery and larceny in connection with the bakery incident. He was charged with the incident at Sahara last week.

French was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny Friday afternoon. He was held on a $150,000 bond, and appeared in court that day.

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