Four suspects in stolen Porsche rob scooter rider, skateboarders at gunpoint in Manchester, police say – Hartford Courant
Four people in a stolen Porsche allegedly robbed three people at gunpoint in separate incidents on Wednesday night, the first a man on a scooter and then two men on skateboards, Manchester police said.
At 8:30 p.m., police were called to the area of 145 Lake Street, where four men allegedly rammed a man riding a scooter, approached him with handguns and took his cell phone and wallet, police said. Three of the perpetrators then allegedly took off in the white 2021 Porsche Macan while the fourth drove the scooter. The victim was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Police received another report about 10 minutes later that gunmen had robbed two people on skateboards near East Cemetery on East Center Street. The victims were reportedly approached by armed men wearing black clothes and masks who demanded the suspects’ mobile phones and wallets. One victim said he was punched twice in the face, police said.
Following the two Manchester incidents, four people were arrested after apparently fleeing the Porsche in Hartford, police said. The vehicle was determined to have been stolen from East Hartford earlier in the night, police said.
Police did not release the identities of the arrested suspects and did not say whether they were charged, but said they were suspected of being linked to the armed robberies.
The police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call 860-645-5500.
Mike Mavredakis can be reached at [email protected].
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