Craig The Craig Police Department arrested a Craig man Thursday in connection to the September robbery of the east Kum & Go.
The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office charged Keone Ikaika Beaulieu-Kalilikane, 20, with aggravated robbery, a class three felony, on Friday. He currently is being held in the Moffat County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.
The robbery occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m. Sept. 26 at the 700 E. Victory Way Kum & Go location.
Beaulieu-Kalilikane allegedly entered the store dressed in black clothing, wearing a ski mask that covered his face, and after a few minutes, approached the clerk displaying a handgun and demanding all of the money in the cash register, according to a Police Department press release.
An undetermined amount of cash was allegedly taken. The clerk was not harmed, and no shots were fired.
Some of the clothing and the handgun - which turned out to be a toy - were found in a building located on the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Based on the ongoing investigation, Detective Ken Johnson arrested Beaulieu-Kalilikane at 4:20 p.m. Thursday.
There were other suspects in the case, Police Chief Walt Vanatta said, but the investigation has led to Beaulieu-Kalilikane, whom is believed to have acted alone.
The chief said the arrest surprised those who know the suspect, who - after the alleged robbery - has since been hired by the east Kum & Go store, unbeknownst to the charges to be filed against Beaulieu-Kalilikane.
"We've talked to some of the other places that he worked, and all they can say is 'Unbelievable. He's just a really nice guy,'" Vanatta said. "That's all anybody can say. : Everybody is just really shocked."
Beaulieu-Kalilikane's next court appearance is at 11 a.m. Tuesday for an advisement on his charges.
Jerry Raehal can be reached 824-7031, ext. 204, or firstname.lastname@example.org.