2 Arrested in Connection With Hartford Assault and Robbery

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    Police say an attempted carjacking in Hartford led to a chase down Campfield Avenue early Thursday morning. When they caught up with the suspect, they say he pointed a gun at one of the officers. (Published Thursday, Jul 31, 2014)

    Hartford police have arrested two suspected gang members who are accused of robbing and beating three people at a Mobil Station and trying to steal their car.

    The victims, two females and one male, drove to the Mobil Station at 140 Weston Street just before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday to buy a drink when two men beat them, stole $300, damaged their car and tried to steal it, police said.

    The assailants fled in a 2013 Black Ford Explorer before police arrived.

    The victims told police that their attackers implied they had firearms, were members of the Latin Kings and would shoot them, police said.

    Members of the Shooting Task Force found a car matching the description in the area of 555 Windsor Street and the victims identified the men as the people who robbed and assaulted them.

    Medics responded and treated one victim for facial injuries.

    Kevin Miller, 20, of Hartford, was charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief, attempted larceny in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.

    Wilfred Rodriguez, 21, of Hartford, was charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, first-degree criminal mischief, attempted larceny in the second degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.