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West Haven man arrested in connection with assault, armed robbery at motel; 2nd suspect sought

WEST HAVEN — Police say 33-year-old Timothy Frye of West Haven was arrested and charged in connection with an assault, armed robbery at a motel. Police sa...

WEST HAVEN -- Police say 33-year-old Timothy Frye of West Haven was arrested and charged in connection with an assault, armed robbery at a motel.

Police say the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Super 8 Motel located at 7 Kimberly Avenue.

West Haven man arrested in connection with assault, armed robbery at motel; 2nd suspect sought

When officers arrived, they met with two men and a juvenile female.

Police learned during their investigation that Frye, another unknown black male suspect, and the juvenile, rented a room at the motel.

Two additional male subjects (one who had brought an AR-15 long rifle) arrived at the motel with the intent of meeting the juvenile female, police said.

Police said during the course of their interactions, one of the visiting men was reportedly struck in the head with the butt of a handgun by Frye, and the rifle he brought with him was reportedly taken at gunpoint.

Both Frye and the other suspect ran from the scene before police could arrive.

West Haven police were able to find and arrest Frye at a home in New Haven. The AR-15 long rifle has not been recovered at this time.

Frye has been charged with the following:

  • Robbery in the First Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit / Robbery in the First Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Firearm
  • Theft of a Firearm
  • Threatening in the First Degree
  • Carry Pistol without permit
  • Assault in the third degree
  • Possession of an Assault weapon
  • Possession of a banned magazine

Police said the investigation is ongoing and there may be more arrests.

West Haven man arrested in connection with assault, armed robbery at motel; 2nd suspect sought

Police also provided a picture of the other suspect, captured by motel surveillance. Police ask anyone who has information related to the incident and/or the identity of the suspect, please call West Haven Police at 203-937-3905.