CLEARFIELD -- He needed the money to buy an Xbox, so he decided to rob a gas station.
That is what Dustin Jack Ferguson told police after they arrested him for robbing the Chevron Station convenience store, located at 1716 S. Main St.
After receiving a tip, police tracked down Ferguson, 18, in his Layton home on Jan. 21 and booked him into the Davis County Jail. Ferguson is being charged with second-degree felony robbery.
"We've been holding back on releasing anything about the arrest because we were looking for the driver," said Assistant Chief Mike Stenquist.
Police recovered evidence that ties Ferguson to the robbery. However, Stenquist said the police are not releasing that information.
According to a news release of the incident, the male clerk told police that a single male suspect had entered the convenience store, threatened that he had a gun and demanded money from the till.
Stenquist said Ferguson was cooperative with investigators until they started asking him about his accomplice in the robbery. Then, Stenquist said, Ferguson would not talk.
Stenquist said investigators assume, from the little information they received from Ferguson, the driver was a male. Police believe the vehicle used during the robbery was a white, 1990s Geo Prism or Chevy Cavalier type vehicle. The car was parked in a nearby parking lot next to Antelope Elementary while Ferguson was in the gas station.
Anyone with information on the driver's identity should call Clearfield police at 801-525-2806.