#Bridgeport, CT – (Feb. 10, 2014 delayed posting) – A city man was arrested Saturday in connection with two commercial robberies. His clothing helped give him away.

Detectives Martin Heanue, James Borrico and Jorge Cintron were investigating the robberies when they spotted a vehicle Saturday on East Main Street that was seen on camera a day earlier near the scene of an armed commercial robbery at 978 E. Main St.

Detectives followed the vehicle until marked patrol cars arrived and conducted a motor vehicle stop.

As detectives approached the car, the passenger, Vergillio Rosario, 42, of Bridgeport, attempted to put what appeared to be a black and silver handgun under the seat. He was removed from the vehicle.

During the course of the investigation, Rosario was connected to not only the East Main Street robbery but also another incident that happened Saturday at the Citgo Gas Station on 900 State St. In that incident, a gunman entered the store and demanded money. He fled empty handed, however, when the store clerk stated that he had a gun as well.

The store video showed the gunman wearing black sneakers, black jeans, and a black leather coat with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath. He also was wearing a black mask and wore a black glove with the word “mechanix” written on it on one hand and a white glove on his other hand.

When police questioned him, Rosario was wearing the same clothes.

Rosario was charged with robbery-related charges in the two incidents and criminal possession of a firearm. He also was charged with possession of narcotics.

The driver of the car, Carlos Rivera, 43, of Bridgeport, was charged with motor vehicle offenses.

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By Stephen Krauchick

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