Police Arrest Suspect in 2011 Westport Robbery

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    A DNA hit on a shirt and mask worn during a robbery at the Merit Country Store in 2011 has led to an arrest.

    A DNA hit on a shirt and mask worn during a robbery at the Merit Country Store in 2011 has led to an arrest.

    Police said a robber tossed the shirt and mask in the road, so police sent it to the
    state forensic lab, and it was a match for Derek Forsythe, 26, of Weston, Connecticut.

    He was charged with first-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny.

    He was held in lieu of $35,000 court-set bond and is in prison on several unrelated charges.

    Police said Forsythe was arraigned today after detectives served the arrest warrant in Norwalk Superior Court.