Police: Concord man assisted teens before and after gas station robbery

  • Davein Jenkins, 45, of Concord faces several charges in connection with an armed robbery at the Shell gas station on Loudon Road several weeks ago. Jenkins turned himself in to police on Dec. 7, 2017. —Courtesy

Monitor staff
Friday, December 08, 2017

A Concord man is accused of assisting two teenagers who police say carried out an armed robbery at the Shell gas station on Loudon Road in late October.

Davein Jenkins, 45, is charged with felony counts of criminal liability for the conduct of another and sale of a controlled drug. He also faces misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police retrieved video surveillance footage from the gas station after the Oct. 21 robbery and released those images to the public. As a result of numerous tips, police were quickly able to identify two suspects, a 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old male. Both teens, who are Concord residents, are facing criminal charges in the city's district court.

Through their investigation, police said they determined Jenkins, a family friend of one of the teens, had assisted in carrying out the robbery.

“Jenkins was allegedly aware of the robbery plan hours before it happened and provided shelter to the juveniles before and after the robbery,” Concord police Lt. Sean Ford said in a statement. “It was further alleged that Jenkins provided a change of clothes to one of the male juveniles after the robbery, and also provided a controlled drug to one of the juveniles.”

In the early-morning hours of Oct. 21, a store clerk reported to police that two men had entered the gas station at 24 Loudon Road near Everett Arena wearing bandanas or shirts duct taped over part of their faces. One man approached the register and pointed a handgun at the clerk, while the second man stayed by the door as “an apparent lookout,” police said.

The armed man demanded the register drawer and then several packs of cigarettes, the clerk reported. The clerk complied, and no one was injured in the incident.

Both suspects fled the store on foot and headed east on Loudon Road.

Jenkins turned himself in Thursday morning on a Concord Police Department warrant. He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance and is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 21 in Merrimack County Superior Court.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to contact Lt. Ford or Sgt. Robert Buelte at 225-8600 or the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.