Gas station clerk, 2 men accused of staging May robbery at in Milford


MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Milford Police Department arrested three people who they say staged a robbery at a gas station back in May.

Officers responded to the Citgo gas station at 222 Broad St. on May 24 at around 6:10 p.m. for the report of an armed robbery.

The store clerk, later identified by police as Jamie Darouse, reported a man wearing sunglasses, a hat, and a face mask entered the store, handed her a note demanding all the money, and indicated he had a loaded gun.

Darouse turned over all the money in the register as well as deposit money, totaling over $8,000.

The robbery suspect left as a passenger in a car that was parked outside on the street.

After an investigation involving interviews, reviewing video surveillance, and other evidence, detectives determined Darouse along with Khari Ruffin, 19, of Waterbury, and Jerome Ruffin, 30, of West Haven, staged the robbery to steal money from the business.

On Aug. 13, Khari Ruffin turned himself in for his role as the ‘robber.’ He is charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. He was released on a $20,000 bond.

Milford Police arrested Darouse on Aug. 18 for her alleged role. She is charged with larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny, falsely reporting an incident, and false statements. She was held on a $100,000 bond.

Jerome Ruffin, who police say was the driver of the getaway car, was taken into custody on Sept. 25 and was released on a $75,000 bond. He is charged with larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. He will appear in court Oct. 25.

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