Manchester man accused of providing false statement to police in reported Wallingford October robbery

Manchester man accused of providing false statement to police in reported Wallingford October robbery



By Bryan Lipiner

Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — A Manchester man faces charges after authorities say he falsely reported a robbery in October.

Raequen Dashawn Barber-Anderson, 22, of Manchester, was charged with providing a false statement and violation of a protective order. He was released after posting $75,000 bond.

On Oct. 10, Barber-Anderson reported he went to the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 600 Northrop Road, to sell a cell phone to a buyer from Craigslist, Lt. Michael Colavolpe said in a statement.

Barber-Anderson said he met the buyer inside the hotel, but went into the buyer’s car to conduct the transaction, Colavolpe said. When he got inside the buyer’s vehicle, Barber-Anderson said the buyer pulled out a knife and then a gun and demanded his possessions. He reported giving the robber $300.

Barber-Anderson provided officers with a description of the buyer and the buyer’s license plate number. After speaking with the buyer and reviewing text messages exchanged, police determined Barber-Anderson was not robbed. Security footage and statements from Barber-Anderson’s girlfriend also refuted his robbery claim, police said.

blipiner@record-journal.com

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