Two teenagers and an adult are facing charges after police say they stole a woman's purse in the commuter lot of Route 9 south at exit 30 in New Britain on Saturday night.
Police say the victim and witnesses identified a 16-year-old, a 17-year-old, and 21-year-old Adrien Gonzalez as the three men who took the purse off the woman's arm with force.
All three of the men were later detained nearby on Stanley Street by New Britain Police.
According to police, both the 16-year-old and the 17-year-old are facing robbery, larceny and breach of peace charges. The 16-year-old is also facing an additional charge of interfering with an officer. Both teenagers were held and transported to Juvenile Detention Center in Hartford until their court dates at New Britain Juvenile Court.
Officers say Gonzalez, of Bedford, Mass., is also facing robbery, larceny, breach of peace and interfering with an officer charges. He was held on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.