Third person charged in January robbery of Wallingford gas station

Third person charged in January robbery of Wallingford gas station

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WALLINGFORD — A third person has been charged in a January robbery of the Citgo on Main Street in Yalesville. 

Alisha Rivera, 36, of 15 Riverview Place, Chicopee, Massachusetts, was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, second-degree hindering prosecution, and false statement. 

Dennis Girard, 31, of Hartford, and Jamie Cacace, 33, of North Haven, were both previously charged with first-degree robbery, fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy on both counts.

On Jan. 12 around 7:45 p.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at Citgo, 305 Main St. (Route 150). A witness reported seeing Girard run out of the gas station/convenience store and get into the passenger seat of a vehicle that drove off, according to a police report. 

The vehicle was later spotted at the Route 15 south rest stop between exits 64 and 63. Girard was taken into custody when he got into a second vehicle, which contained Cacace and Rivera, the report said. Police recovered an undisclosed amount of cash from inside the second vehicle.

Cacace was taken into custody that night. Rivera denied knowing Girard.  Police investigated and later determined Rivera knew about the robbery and was with Girard earlier in the night, the report said.

Rivera was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Wednesday. Her bond was set at $150,000.
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