A New Haven man is accused of robbing the Alltown Plaza at the North Haven rest stop on Route 15 and assaulting one of the employees.
Trayvon Foster, 22, faces assault, robbery and larceny charges.
Police said that on Aug. 15 shortly before 5 a.m. Foster entered the plaza at the rest area on Route 15 northbound, which contains a Dunkin' Donuts and a Subway.
According to the arrest warrant, Foster walked into the back room and grabbed the Dunkin' Donuts employee from behind. The victim told police the man shoved her toward the cash register and demanded she open it. She struggled with Foster and during that struggle he punched her, cutting her lip, the warrant states.
The suspect made off with $530 from the Dunkin' Donuts cash drawer and $396 from the Subway cash box.
The employee working at Subway at the time told the same story, and initially claimed she did not know the suspect. However, a few days later she spoke with police and identified the suspect as her ex-boyfriend.
In a statement, she told police Foster was familiar with the space and knew the safe would be open at that time of day because she told him. She admitted that he had texted her ahead of the robbery, but claimed she tried to talk him out of the crime. She said she had no idea what he did with the money.
Based off her statement and surveillance video, police arrested Foster on Tuesday. He was issued a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.