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Robbery Suspect Nabbed in Bridgeport

Stamford resident Terence Leydon, a suspect in Saturday's armed robbery of Broad River Nails at 126 New Canaan Ave. in Norwalk, was arrested Sunday morning in Bridgeport by Norwalk and Bridgeport police.

Leydon, 43, is also suspected in the attempted armed robbery of a BP Gas Station in Westport on Friday morning, Norwalk police spokesman Lt. Paul Resnick said. Together with Westport police, detectives obtained arrest and search warrants for Leydon and the stolen car he was driving.

Leads on Leydon's whereabouts took Norwalk detectives on Sunday to Bridgeport, where they spotted him driving the stolen car. Because the detectives were in an unmarked car, they called Bridgeport police for assistance, Resnick said.

Leydon was pulled over by Bridgeport police but sped off when officers approached the vehicle. After crashing into several parked car, Leydon fled on foot and officers chased him, Resnick said.

Leydon was eventually caught by a Bridgeport K-9 unit and arrested. He was later turned over to Norwalk police on the warrant. He was charged with first-degree robbery and was held on a $150,000 bond.

At about 3:40 a.m. Friday, Westport police received a call from the BP clerk that a man entered the store waving a tire iron and yelling, "Give me your money."

When the suspect went behind the counter, the clerk ran out of the store and called police from his cell phone. Police said Leydon, who fled empty-handed, was unable to open the cash register or remove it from the store.

Westport police have not served Leydon with the arrest warrant.

He is suspected in recent armed robberies in Milford and Danbury as well, police said.

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