Man Robbed During Dating App Meet-Up in Hamden: PD

A man from Hamden and a man from Ansonia are accused of robbing a man from Willimantic during a dating app meet up in Hamden on Tuesday night.

Officers say they responded to Goodrich Street around 8:00 p.m. after getting a report of a street robbery.

Investigators later determined that a 31-year-old Willimantic man had arranged what police say was a "sexual encounter" through a dating app. When the man arrived to a house on Dudley Street, officers say 25-year-old Romeik Best of Hamden and 20-year-old Lamar Parker of Ansonia demanded money from the man. Best and Parker then briefly detained the man, threatened him and pushed him several times before stealing his credit cards, according to police.

Officers say both Best and Parker are facing criminal attempt to commit robbery and breach of peace charges. They were both detained on a $1,000 bond and are scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on July 3.

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