OGDEN — Police have arrested a 18-year-old in connection to an alleged robbery at the Newgate Mall over the weekend, and the store’s owner said the same man could be responsible for another robbery that took place weeks before.
Dylan Weaver, 18, was charged Monday with one count of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and one count of using a concealed weapon in commission of a violent felony, a second-degree felony.
Weaver was allegedly pacing outside the Pure Oils store at the Newgate Mall for several minutes before entering the store. Charging documents allege that Weaver demanded money from the cashier.
Weaver allegedly told the clerk to give him everything in the till, or “the situation is going to get a lot worse.” The clerk gave Weaver $340 before he left the store.
Weaver allegedly kept his hands in a sweatshirt pocket and gestured as if he was hiding a gun, according to charging documents. Witnesses said they saw Weaver with a gun in his waistband during the alleged robbery. Shortly after, South Ogden police officers found him outside of the mall and placed him under arrest.
After being read his Miranda rights, Weaver allegedly told police that he had a gun in his waistband during the robbery.
Police found Weaver’s alleged gun in a dumpster nearby, according to charging documents. Investigators ran the gun’s registration and found that it was stolen out of Syracuse. During questioning, Weaver allegedly refused to tell police where he got the gun, saying “I’m not going to rat on my friend.”
The Sunday robbery was the second in recent weeks for Pure Oil. Store owner Justin Crosbie said there’s a possibility that Weaver was also the culprit behind another robbery that took place at his store on Jan. 14, according to the store’s Facebook page.
Crosbie said the clerk has yet to talk to police and identify Weaver as a suspect in the first robbery, but Crosbie said he’s been in contact with police.
Weaver is being held in lieu of a $30,000 bond at the Weber County Jail. He has a judge assigned to his case, but as of Monday afternoon, he has yet to be assigned an initial appearance date in Ogden’s 2nd District Court.