Two armed, masked men held up the three students Monday night at a rental property on Bloomfield Avenue, police said. One student said a robber hit him with a gun.
The three students escaped and reported the incident from a neighbor's house. The robbers escaped through a window.
While investigating, police allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia inside the house and arrested Gideon Moskowitz, 21, of Bloomfield, Andrew Damo, 20, and Juan Franco Medina, 19, both of New York.
Police are looking for two people who held them up.
That was the second armed robbery of University of Hartford students in a week and police said they believe Monday’s robbery and an April 9 incident, in which two armed men got into a dormitory and tried to hold up two students, are connected.
“We are pursuing similarities between last night’s robbery and a past robbery at the campus, as well as the possibility of individuals casing out another off-campus location in Bloomfield some time ago,” Capt. Jeffrey Blatter, of Bloomfield Police, said Tuesday.