MONROE, CT — Neighborhood surveillance footage led to the arrest of a male juvenile for an alleged robbery at Castewood Drive on Feb. 13, according to a press release issued by police Friday.
Police said two males saw a $500 iPhone 11 64GB listed on Facebook Market Place and arranged to meet at the victim’s Monroe home to make the purchase just before 3 p.m. on Feb. 13.
When the victim brought the phone out to show the suspects, police said one of them immediately grabbed the phone and fled on foot to an awaiting vehicle, which drove off.
But surveillance footage from cameras in the area helped detectives identify the vehicle and, with the assistance of several area police departments investigating similar incidents involving the same vehicle, police were able to identify the driver, according to the report.
A juvenile suspect was arrested on Feb. 19 and charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.
The suspect was given a court date on March 3, 2021 at Bridgeport Juvenile Court. Detectives are continuing to investigate this case in an effort to identify any remaining suspects.
“The Monroe Police Department would like to advise the public that online sales to unknown parties should not take place at residences,” Lt. Stephen Corrone said. “The Monroe Police Department has established areas in the department parking lot, where these exchanges can take place safely.”