Three People Attacked, Robbed 75-Year-Old Man in Willimantic Store Parking Lot: Police

Willimantic police arrested three people accused of throwing a 75-year-old man to the ground and robbing him in a package store parking lot.

Willimantic residents Gwendolyn Little, 49, Noel Mendez, 52, and Kim Dorsett, 51, face assault and robbery charges after the incident.

Police responded to reports of a robbery at Elms Package Store at 91 Valley Street at about 2:45 p.m. on Monday. Officers located the 75-year-old victim who told them that two men and a woman threw him down and "stole a large sum of money from him," police said in a news release.

Police found a female suspect matching his description a quarter of a mile away on Valley Street and police took her into custody. Two other suspects, a man and a woman, were taken into custody soon after that without incident, police said.

The victim suffered minor injuries but refused medical attention, police said.

Police charged all three suspects with assault on an elderly person, second-degree robbery,  second-degree larceny and breach of peace.

They are being held in police custody on $200,000 cash/surety bonds and are due in court on Tuesday.

Little and Mendez live together.

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