Dover Police have arrested a local man, identified as Maurice Parker, in connection with a March 18 convenience store/gas station robbery.

Dover Police have arrested a local man in connection with a March armed robbery.

The robbery took place March 18, at the U.S. Gas convenience store at 505 Bay Road, said police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman.

The arrest was made at approximately 2:49 p.m. March 30, as police were patrolling in the 100 block of South New Street, Hoffman said.

Officers spotted a suspect, identified as Maurice Parker, and took him into custody after a computer check showed he was wanted for failure to pay on a prior shoplifting charge.

A search of Parker’s person turned up a loaded Strum, Ruger and Company .22-caliber revolver in his waistband. A computer check of Parker’s criminal history showed he was prohibited from carrying a firearm based on a prior felony conviction.

The patrol officers contacted the department’s Criminal Investigations Unit after noticing Parker fit the description of the U.S. Gas robbery suspect. During an interview with detectives, Parker admitted he was the suspect in the March 18 robbery.

Parker was charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, wearing a disguise during commission of a felony and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

Parker was jailed at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of a $57,500 cash bond.