West Hartford Police Arrest Jewelry Robbery Suspects

By Ari Mason and LeAnne Gendreau
|  Friday, Apr 5, 2013  |  Updated 12:34 PM EDT
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West Hartford Police Arrest Jewelry Robbery Suspects

From top left: Luis Carlos Burgos, 39, of Norwich, Kenneth Bryant, 38, of Norwich, Thomas Ibbison, 26, of Norwich and Edward Makara, 34, of Jewitt City.

West Hartford police have arrested four suspects accused of stealing $60,000 worth of gold chains from a local jewelry store on Saturday night.

Three men wearing masks, hoods and gloves broke into Solid Gold Jewelry, 38 Kane Street, around 8 p.m., fired a round into the ceiling, took the chains and fled, according to police. 

Police have charged four people in connection with the robbery.

Thomas Ibbison, 26, of Norwich, Edward Makara, 34, of Jewitt City, Luis Carlos Burgos, 39, of Norwich, and Kenneth Bryant, 38, of Norwich, have been charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree larceny and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.

While police were attempting to apprehend Ibbison, he fought with two West Hartford detectives, who both required medical attention, police said.

Ibbison was also charged with two counts of assault of public safety personnel. 

The West Hartford Police Department was assisted by the Norwich, Willimantic, and New Britain Police Departments during the investigation. 

 

 

Anyone with information should contact the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203.

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