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Suspect arrested in robbery

Beaulieu-Kalilikane charged with armed robbery of Kum & Go

Jerry Raehal

— 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 jraehal@craigdailypress.com.


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