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2 Charged, 2 Sought in Armed Home Invasion at UHart

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    (Published Saturday, April 16, 2016)

    Two University of Hartford students are accused of facilitating an armed attack at a dorm on Saturday morning, but police and the school’s public safety officers are still looking for two men who actually held a student and his girlfriend at gunpoint.

    Hartford police received a call about an assault with a gun on the University of Hartford campus around 4 a.m. on Saturday and met with the victim, who lives in B complex.

    He told police that two men knocked on the door of his room while he was there with his girlfriend, pushed the door open and held the two victims at gunpoint.

    One intruder had the gun, while the other was wearing a white face mask, according to the school, and the intruders asked the victims where the "weed" was.

    When the male student denied having any cannabis, the intruders punched him in the face several times, officials said. The student didn’t suffer serious injuries and denied medical attention.

    University of Hartford officials said two students were charged in connection with the home invasion.

    One, a first-year student from New York City, has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit home invasion, according to school officials.

    School officials said he knowingly gave the intruders access to the dorm, then helped them find their way across campus to another residence hall and back to their car as they fled.

    The student, who has no prior criminal record, was ordered to have no contact with the victims and cannot go on campus. His bond was set at $200,000 and he is due back in court on April 29.

    A second student is also expected to face charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit home invasion. School officials said the student is suspected of initiating the attack because of a previous situation with another occupant of the room that was targeted. That occupant was not there during the home invasion.

    Bond was set at $150,000 and he is due in court on May 7.

    School officials said this was an isolated incident and there is no imminent danger to the public.

    Police are still looking for the two people who attacked the student and his girlfriend and said they are not believed to be students at the university.

    Anyone with information should call University of Public Safety at 860-768-7985.