Trumbull teen charged in gunpoint robbery near Canoe Brook Lake
A Trumbull teen is facing charges, and more arrests are possible, following an alleged gunpoint robbery near Canoe Brook Lake.
According to police, a local teen was attacked and robbed after he and a friend went to a secluded area near the lake where they planned to meet up with another acquaintance to socialize and smoke marijuana Monday at about 9 p.m.
Police said the two met the acquaintance, who had already parked in the area, and that an unidentified male got out of the acquaintance's car and into the back seat of the victim’s car. He then held a gun to the victim’s head and ordered him and his friend out of the car.
As they exited, three or four males exited the acquaintance’s car. The victim was ordered to the ground and robbed of his wallet, phone, and money as he was repeatedly kicked in the face and head. The victim’s friend also had his phone taken before the attacker’s fled the scene in the associate’s vehicle. The victim was later treated for minor injuries.
The victim and his friend later identified the acquaintance, who was arrested a short time later at his home in Trumbull. The 17-year-old was charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, and fifth-degree larceny. He was released into his parents’ custody and is scheduled for court October 18.
Police are continuing to investigate the identities of the others that were involved in the incident.