Couple charged in Putnam gas station burglary

A Connecticut couple have been charged with burglarizing a Putnam County gas station last summer, police said Tuesday.

Robert A. Brown, 40, and Sherri Amanda Lynn Davis, 38, of Danbury, were charged with third-degree burglary, Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith said in a statement.

On the morning of Aug. 18, the owner of the Eagle Gas & Diesel station -- at 1224 Route 22 in the Town of Southeast -- discovered the business had been broken into and an undisclosed amount of cash taken from the register, police said.


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Working with Connecticut law enforcement agencies, Putnam County sheriff's investigators identified Brown and Davis as suspects, police said. Warrants were issued for Davis in September and Brown in November, police said.

Brown was found in jail in Danbury, Conn., on Dec. 4 after an arrest on unrelated charges. He will be held there pending extradition to Putnam County on the burglary charge, police said.

Davis was arrested last week by New York State Police on unrelated charges and turned over to Putnam authorities. She was arraigned before Southeast Town Justice Richard Vercellone and initially held in lieu of $7,500 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She later was released after posting bail. Her next court date is Dec. 20.

Information on legal representation for Brown and Davis was not immediately available Tuesday, and attempts to reach Davis were unsuccessful.

Brown and Davis face up to seven years in prison on the third-degree burglary charge if convicted.

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