“Half a joke,” that’s how one of the suspects of the home invasion of a University of Hartford campus apartment described the ordeal.
New documents have been released in connection with the April 9 incident that locked down parts of the campus and put a whole campus on alert.
Evan Simon, 21 admitted involvement in the gunpoint robbery, The Hartford Courant reports, citing an arrest warrant.
Simon reportedly told police that he was with Solomon Sobande, 19, and Marvin Worrell, 21, when they came up with the idea to rob Aikeem Riley and Alexander Mayo, both 19. The warrant also says that both Riley and Mayo admitted to selling marijuana to students, the Courant reports.
No one was injured in the home invasion, which prompted a three-hour lockdown at the Park River Apartments, a dorm that houses 248 students and a large police response to the campus.
At the time of the invasion, university spokesman David Isgur said the two armed, masked men barged into a room looking for cash, laptop computers, and other items.
The other two students who were home, inside the room at the time, were not hurt.
In all, more than $200 in cash and about $3,600 in electronics was stolen, police said. Many of the electronic items were recovered.