After a five-month-long investigation, police have arrested several suspects in connection to a series of armed robberies in Clinton, East Haven, Hamden, New Britain, New Haven, Orange, Trumbull and Wallingford, police said.
The supsects arrested include Forenzo Rakeem Murphy, 21, of Bridgeport; Lorraine Nicole Outlaw, 20, of Bridgeport and Michael Carbonell, 22, of New Haven. A fourth suspect, Demetrius "Polo" Wilkes, 22, is on the run, according to police.
Seven Radio Shack stores, one AT&T store and one Verizon store were targeted, according to police. The suspects stole a total of around $300,000 in electronics, police said.
Murphy and Outlaw were charged with second-degree robbery, first-degree larceny, second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. Both are being held on $500,000 bond and are due in court June 25.
There is no information on Carbonell's charges.
Officers from eight Connecticut towns conducted the investigation along with FBI and Dept. of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents.
Police said they will reveal further details at a press conference this afternoon. The conference is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. and will be held outside the Radio Shack store at 90 Boston Post Road in Orange. The store was robbed on May 11.
The robberies occurred between January and May. Related robberies include the Feb. 5 robbery of an East Haven Radio Shack, the Feb. 28 robbery of a Wallingford Radio Shack and the May 14 robbery of a Clinton Radio Shack.