Bridgeport man arrested in connection with violent jewelry store heist

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BRIDGEPORT — The city’s police department announced Friday the arrest of a man involved in a violent armed robbery that took place last year at an East Side jewelry store.

Adam Buster, a 32-year-old Bridgeport resident, was apprehended without incident at his workplace in Shelton by officers from the Bridgeport Regional Task Force.

The June 10th robbery at ABC Jewelry, located at 102 Boston Ave., resulted in Buster being charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, and first-degree larceny.

His bond has been set at $750,000.

During the mid-year heist, three masked and gloved individuals, armed with guns, stormed the jewelry store and corralled three employees into a back room.

The employees were then pistol-whipped and robbed of personal belongings.

Buster, along with his accomplices, is accused of stealing approximately $100,000 worth of mostly gold jewelry by smashing display cases and tearing merchandise from the walls.

A vehicle used in the escape was later found and examined by detectives.

The violent encounter left one employee with a broken rib and another with a head injury.

Police have issued felony warrants for additional suspects implicated in the crime.

Two of these suspects are currently in jail on unrelated charges and are expected to be arrested through the habeas corpus process shortly.

They, along with Buster, face similar charges.

Buster, along with several other individuals connected to the case, has a history of arrests for various violent offenses within the city.

The arrests are the culmination of a thorough investigation led by the Bridgeport Police Department’s Robbery/Burglary Squad.

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