Man Suspected of Kidnapping Girlfriend Extradited to CT

A man suspected of abducting his ex-girlfriend in West Hartford before she was able to escape at a gas station in Milford has been extradited from New Jersey to Connecticut to face charges.

John Robinson, 46, of West Hartford, is accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend while the pair was at a home on Woodlawn Street in West Hartford just after midnight on Tuesday, April 12.

Robinson showed up at the woman's home, despite a restraining order and took her and her car after what appeared to be a violent, physical encounter, police said.

After "a lengthy period of time," police said the victim was able to get away while Robinson was getting gas at a rest stop along Interstate 95 South in Milford on Tuesday afternoon. 

Robinson later turned himself into Newark, New Jersey. Police said he was driving the victim's vehicle.

Robinson has been charged with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree unlawful restraint, violating a restraining order, second-degree strangulation, third-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief. 

He is being held on $450,000.

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