A man was robbed in New London while trying to trade his large-screen television for some crack cocaine, according to police.
At 2:41 a.m. on Wednesday, police received a 911 call from someone who reported seeing a man struggling to take a large flat screen television from another man on Williams Street.
When police found the victim, he told them he was walking on Williams Street with his large flat-screen television, looking to trade it for crack cocaine when Siandre Jenkins, a 34-year-old Norwich woman, and Sekiyo Frett, a 26-year-old New London man, pulled up in their car and took the television.
Jenkins and Frett had fled after taking the TV and abandoned the car at the dead end of Gorton Street, near a baseball field, when police arrived, according to a news release from police.
Officers found them hiding nearby and the witness who called 911 made positive identifications.
The victim was brought to the scene and was also able to identify the pair and his flat screen television, police said.
Jenkins and Frett were arrested and charged with robbery in the second degree and larceny in the second degree.