Suspect in Durham Gas Station Robbery Arrested

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Thursday, Jan 9, 2014  |  Updated 9:01 AM EDT
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Suspect in Durham Gas Station Robbery Arrested

Police have arrested a suspect in a robbery at a Valero station in Durham in December.

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State police have arrested an Old Saybrook man accused of robbing the Valero gas station on Main Street in Durham.

Early on the morning of December 19, two men went into the gas station.

One approached the counter, implied he had a weapon and demanded money, police said, and the other was thought to be the accomplice.

State police began investigating and made an arrest, with help from the Old Saybrook and Clinton police departments. 

Eric J. Griswold, 37, was arrested last night. A state police news release lists his address as the Super 8 on Spencer Plain Road in Old Saybrook.

Police went to the motel at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday with an arrest warrant for Griswold and he surrendered to police.

He has been charged with robbery in the second degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the second degree, larceny in the sixth degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the sixth degree.

Bond was set at $150,000. Griswold is being held in police custody and is due in Superior Court in Middletown today.

According to court records, Griswold has a prior arrest record listing assault, threatening, probation violation and other charges.

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