More Details on Armed Robbery

From GPD courtesy of CAPP (Community & Police Partnership)

Mobil Gas Station
GPD CFS # 11-52096

Michael James Rinello DOB: 07/12/1977
30 Windy Knolls Apartment # A
Greenwich, CT 06830

Robbery 1st 53a-134 Felony
Larceny 6th 53a-125b Misdemeanor
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 21a-167. Misdemeanor

Arrestee Disposition:
Court Date: 12/16/11 GA-1 Stamford Bond:$100,000 Held at GPD Lock up

On 12-8-11 numerous GPD units were dispatched to the Mobil Gas Station located at 623 West Putnam Ave on the report of armed robbery.
The suspect in the robbery was described as a shorter white male, clean shaven wearing a black fedora style hat and “3D” type glasses. The suspect was wearing a dark coat on with dark pants. The suspect displayed a silver and black handgun.
The suspect demanded the cash from the register. The clerk told the suspect that he would get in trouble if he were to give him the money. The suspect then demanded a reduced amount of two hundred dollars. The suspect then related he was in a hurry and then further reduced amount of the demand to sixty dollars. The suspect became impatient and told the clerk that: “I have to go. I really need the money my son is sick in the hospital”.

The suspect was given sixty dollars from the cash register, the suspect then fled the store on foot in a westerly direction on West Putnam Ave.

A canvass of the area resulted in a male subject matching the suspect’s description walking on Byram Terrace Drive. This male subject was detained and eventually positively identified as the suspect in the robbery.

The suspects clothing and a toy gun was located a short distance away. A search of the suspect revealed he was in possession of a fedora style hat,“3D” glasses,sixty dollars cash in the exact denominations that was stolen as well hypodermic needles.
Rinello was placed under arrest and transported to GPD without incident. Rinello was assigned a court date of 12-16-11 at Stamford Superior Court.