Man Arrested for Involvement in New Britain Robbery, Stabbing: PD

New Britain Police have arrested a second man for his involvement in a robbery scheme that ended in a stabbing in October.

On Wednesday, police served an arrest warrant on 19-year-old William Benjamin Torrales, of New Britain, charging him with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, assault, and conspiracy to commit assault for his participation in the robbery scheme.

On October 16, 2018, police investigated a stabbing complaint that was reported by the Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Officials said the 22-year-old male victim was transported to the hospital by a friend with several stab wounds.

Detectives said they later learned that the victim was lured to Washington Street to meet up with two men, later identified as Torrales and 18-year-old Darien Marrero, of New Britain.

According to investigators, Torales and Marrero planned to rob the victim during an illegal drug transaction. During the robbery, the victim was stabbed multiple times and suffered non life-threatening injuries.

About a week after the robbery, police said Marrero was arrested for his involvement in the incident.

Torrales is being held at New Britain Police Department on $150,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned in court on Thursday.

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