Hartford police have arrested two people after a robbery on the University of Hartford campus Wednesday afternoon. Police said they found a BB gun and the victim’s iPhone when they stopped the vehicle the suspects were in.
Hartford patrol officers responded to the University of Hartford campus around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and met with the victim.
He told them he was selling a cellular phone, listed it on the Letgo app and met with the potential buyer on the University of Hartford campus.
When they met, the buyer pointed a firearm at the seller while demanding the phone, according to a news release from police.
After taking the phone, the suspect got into a white Honda Accord and fled the scene, police said.
The suspect had originally mentioned Jackson Boulevard as a location for the transaction, so patrol officers responded to that area and found two people in the described vehicle, police said.
Police detained the people in the car and said they found a BB gun was located along with the stolen iPhone.
Robert Swan, 19, of Bloomfield, was charged with robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree, weapon in a motor vehicle and carrying a dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $100,000.
Jermaine Cox, 25, of Hartford, was charged with robbery in the first degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the first degree and weapon in a motor vehicle. Hos bond was also set at $100,000.
Hartford police urge people who are selling items online to use the designated “Safe Transaction Site” in the front parking lot of the Public Safety Complex for transactions.