Police Arrest Suspect in Violent 2012 Home Invasion and Robbery

Police have arrested one of two men accused of tying up the residents of a New Britain home, threatening them with a pistol and a knife and making off their with bank cards in 2012.

Rakeem Cunningham, 28, of Middletown, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the November 2012 home invasion and robbery.

He and another man, who has not been identified, are accused of breaking into an apartment on Woodland Street in New Britain and tying up two residents while they ransacked the place.

Police said one suspect had a knife and the other had a gun. They stole the residents' ATM cards and made withdrawals from both victims' accounts.

Cunningham was charged with home invasion, first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, conspiracy to commit robbery and larceny, second-degree unlawful restraint and first-degree threatening.

He was held on a $250,000 bond and was due in court Tuesday.

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