Wallingford police have arrested a man accused of committing one armed robbery and attempting to commit another over a four-day span.
Police arrested Dustin Chasse, 25, of Wallingford, after an armed robbery on Wednesday at the Pit Stop, a convenience store and gas station at 66 Woodhouse Avenue.
Police said they received a 911 call from the store around 8 p.m. from someone saying the Pit Stop had just been robbed.
The clerk told police that the robber’s face was covered and he was holding a rifle when he threatened the clerk and demanded money, police said.
The clerk handed over cash from the register and the robber ran off, police said.
When detectives watched the Pit Stop’s surveillance video, the man they saw matched the description of a person who tried to rob the Primo Pizza restaurant, at 994 North Colony Road, around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, police said.
Detectives had identified Chasse as a person of interest in the attempted robbery at Primo Pizza and went to his house after the robbery at the Pit Stop robbery, where they quickly develop probable cause to believe that he was responsible for the robbery at the Pit Stop hours earlier and arrested him, police said.
At the police department, police developed probable cause that Chasse was also responsible for the attempted robbery at the Primo Pizza restaurant, police said.
Chasse was charged with first-degree robbery, larceny in the fifth degree, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm for the robbery at the Pit Stop.
He was also charged with attempted robbery in the first degree, criminal possession of a firearm and criminal use of a firearm for the attempted robbery at Primo Pizza.
He is being held at the Wallingford Police Department on a $150,000 bond for the Pit Stop robbery and an additional $150.000 bond in the Pit Stop case.
He will be arraigned on both cases at Meriden Superior Court on Thursday.