Arrest made in one Ansonia holdup

Ansonia Police say a West Haven man who went to their headquarters after his photo was released online has been charged with the March 24 holdup at a Wakelee Avenue service station.

Everald Davis, 29, of Noble Street in West Haven, was charged Thursday, March 31, with first-degree robbery, first-degree threatening and second-degree larceny. He was held in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

Davis went to the Ansonia Police Department around 5:40 a.m. March 31, and told the dispatcher he was there because his friends told him they saw his picture online regarding a robbery on Wakelee Avenue. When the dispatcher asked Davis if he committed the robbery, Davis said yes and that’s why he was at the station.

Police say a clerk identified Davis as the man who robbed XpressMart with a handgun shortly after 10:30 p.m. March 24.

The worker at the store told police a dark-skinned male had entered the store, was acting strange, walked down an aisle for a few minutes and then left the store. The same man returned a short time later, pulled a dark colored handgun from under his jacket, pointed it at the worker and demanded all the money, threatening to shoot the worker. The worker put the cash tray on the counter. After the man took the money, he demanded cigarettes, so the worker threw packs of cigarettes on the counter which were also taken. Surveillance video was obtained from the store corroborated the worker’s story. A still photo of the suspect from the surveillance video was sent to the media in an attempt to identify the man.

Ansonia Police said the clerk identified Davis from a photo after learning of two previous arrests by West Haven Police.

Davis is currently considered a suspect in the robbery of Smith’s Shell Gas Station on Great Hill Road but Ansonia Police said that investigation continues.