Hartford, CT (February 6th, 2019) Hartford Police arrest two involved in daytime commercial robbery of cellular phone store.
On Wednesday February 06, 2019, at approximately 3:34pm, patrol officers were dispatched to 1297 Main Street on the report of an armed robbery. The victim reported an individual entered the business (Metro PCS) armed with a silver firearm and demanded the cashier empty the register. The suspect was handed money from the register and fled the scene on foot. It was discovered soon thereafter that several hundred dollars was stolen during the robbery.Members of the Capital City Command Center (C4) quickly obtained surveillance video in the area that captured the suspect entering a silver Infinti Q50. Through additional footage, the registration marker plate on this vehicle was identified. Detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Division (MCD) immediately assumed control of the investigation.The suspect vehicle information was disseminated to other law enforcement agencies across the state. With this information, the suspect vehicle was located a short time later by members of the Manchester Police Department at the registered owner's address. HPD MCD detectives and members of the Hartford Police Emergency Response Team responded to the location of the suspect vehicle and were able to locate the vehicle's owner with the assistance of the Manchester Police Department. At this time, the firearm used in this incident was also recovered. (Loaded Bersa 9mm handgun)
Through additional investigative efforts, the identity of the primary participant in the robbery was obtained. This individual was located on Willard Street in Hartford a short time later and taken into custody without incident by members of the HPD Patrol Division and Street Crimes Unit. Further evidence related to the crime, including suspected stolen cash, was recovered.Arrested and charged with the following:Munroe, Michael (white button shirt)DOB 09/12/1985 of 51 Starkweather Street, Manchester, CTCharges: Robbery First Degree, Conspiracy/Robbery First Degree, Firearms Trafficking. Munroe is currently being held on a $200,000 bond and is to be arraigned at 10:00am at 101 Lafayette Street.Seay, Shantee (white hooded sweatshirt)DOB 03/03/1984 of 17 Willard Street, Hartford, CTCharges: Robbery First Degree, Conspiracy Robbery First Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Pistol w/out Permit, Possession of Narcotics. Seay is currently being held on a $300,000 bond as is to be arraigned at 10:00am at 101 Lafayette Street.“The tremendous efforts of all involved in this investigation led to the quick apprehension of two dangerous suspects who carried out a brazen armed robbery near one of the busiest intersections in the city in broad daylight. Investigators in Hartford, as well as our partners in Manchester, seamlessly worked together to close this case with a dual arrest within hours. Our Capital City Crime Center has once again proven how technology that we utilize frequently assists in some crucial aspects of investigations.”