Wallingford woman charged in connection with July armed robbery

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WALLINGFORD — A local woman faces charges after police said she and a man robbed a local gas station at knifepoint in July. 

Jaqueline Gambardella, 23, of 192 N. Airline Rd., was charged Friday with first-degree robbery with a dangerous instrument, fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit both charges. 

On July 29 around 1:50 a.m. police responded to the Sunoco gas station, 810 S. Colony Rd., for a report of an armed robbery, Sgt. Stephen Jaques said in a release Monday. Police investigating learned a man and woman used a knife to threaten a clerk. Both suspects wore partial face masks and stole cash from the register, Jaques said. 

They fled in a blue Mitsubishi Mirage that was previously reported stolen, Jaques said. Police obtained an arrest warrant for Gambardella. On Friday local police were notified that she was being detained by Newington police. She was brought to Wallingford and held on $350,000 bond.  

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