Arrests Made in Online Cellphone Sale Robbery

Bill Pearse
October 17, 2019 - 9:36 pm

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(HARTFORD,Conn./WTIC)  -  Hartford Police have arrested two men in connection with a robbery  related to the sale of a cellphone  listed on the "letgo" app.The sale was to have taken place  on the University of Hartford campus    at abourt 12:45 Wednesday afternoon.The victim told police  the potential buyer met with them and brandished a  firearm and demanded the   phone.After taking rhe phone ,police say the  suspect fled the scene in a white Honda.

During the investigation , police determined  the suspect had  mentioned Jackson Boulevard as a  transaction location.Officers responded   to that area and  spotted the suspect vehicle  with two people inside.They were detained  and a BB gun and  the stolen iPhone were found.

25 year old Jermaine Cox  of Hartford  and 19 year old Robert Swan of  Bloomfield  have been charged with Robbery,Conspiracy to Commit Robbery,and Weapon in a Motor Vehicle.Swan was additionally charged with  Carrying a  Dangerous weapon.

Bond for Cox and Swan was  set at $100,000 each.