HARTFORD — City police arrested three men for allegedly robbing Bo Jewelry Store on Sisson Avenue.
The three men were Marcelino Santana, 27, of 50 Ruby Dr. in Manchester, Cecil Grant , 18, of 502 Mary Sheppard’s Pl. in Hartford and Devon Kempson, 24, of 502 Mary Sheppard’s Pl., also in Hartford.
Santana and Grant were charged with conspiracy to commit first degree robbery, police said. And Kempson was arrested and charged with first degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, criminal use of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.
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On Dec. 30, at 11:26 am, officers responded to 257 Sisson Ave., the Bo’s Jewelry Store, on a report of an armed robbery after learning that masked and gloved suspects had entered the store.
According to police report, one suspect displayed a firearm. The suspects then robbed the store of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and then fled. None of the persons inside the store were seriously physically injured.
Officers soon gathered intelligence about the kind of suspects’s get away car and then traced Santana to his home in Manchester.
Police said they found some of the stolen jewelry in Santana’s home. After obtaining a consent to search the home, detectives recovered additional stolen jewelry and a Remington Rifle. Santana was secured and taken into custody without incident.
On Dec. 20, Hartford Police Patrol Officers Rob Fogg and Clide Patino observed Cecil Grant and his vehicle in the area of Albany Avenue and Main Street and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Police took Grant into custody. Some of the stolen jewelry was also located inside this vehicle, police said.
Later that day, police also found Kempson and his vehicle, which was hidden in the parking lot of 1213 Main Street. He was secured and taken into custody.