Cromwell High School Student Arrested in Connection with Attempted Armed Robbery at University of Hartford

Hartford Police have arrested a Cromwell High School student in connection with an attempted armed robbery and home invasion that forced the University of Hartford into lockdown last month.

Mayze James, 18, of Hartford, was arrested in connection with the incident on April 28, and police said marijuana and money appear to be the motives.

The victim told police James was wearing a mask and carrying a gun when he broke into the dorm room in B Complex April. The victim fended off the suspect, who fled from the scene.

When describing James, the victim included very distinctive details about his footwear, police said.

After reviewing surveillance footage, investigators determined that the descriptions of the robber and James matched.

Police obtained a warrant for him on Friday, charging him first-degree robbery and second-degree assault, according to the Hartford Police logs.

He posted bond and is due in court on May 19.

Cromwell Public Schools released a statement on Sunday and said Hartford Police notified them of the arrest and it was not a school-related event.

"The district will continue to work with the Cromwell and Hartford Police Departments as their investigation continues.  In addition to criminal charges the student will also face appropriate disciplinary action pending the district’s investigation," the statement from the school department says. "Cromwell Public Schools takes this situation very seriously and are taking precautions to ensure the continued safety of our students and staff which is always the district’s main priority."

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