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Danielle Coleman (Courtesy of the Meriden Police Department)
Giovanni Negron (Courtesy of the Meriden Police Department)

Online job posting leads to robbery in Meriden


MERIDEN — A couple faces charges after police said they responded to a Craigslist ad for a job, then robbed the man who posted the ad.

Giovanni Negron, 28, of 103 Hawthorne Ave. in Derby, and Danielle Coleman, 30, of 7 Twiss St. in Meriden, were arrested Monday and charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree larceny, fifth-degree larceny, third-degree forgery, illegal use of a credit card and conspiracy to commit robbery and larceny.

Sgt. Darrin McKay, police spokesman, said a man had posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help with a business. Coleman responded to the ad and met with the man Monday night at his home on Bee Street, McKay said. Coleman showed up at his house with her boyfriend, Negron, McKay said. Coleman was talking with the man about the job, and asked to plug her cellphone into a charger in his wall, McKay said. Once the interview was over and Coleman and Negrom got up to leave, Coleman pushed the man against a wall and the couple took his wallet, McKay said. The couple ran out of the house, leaving Coleman’s cellphone plugged into the man’s charger, McKay said.

Police were able to locate the couple at a hotel in Middletown, McKay said. When questioned by police, both Coleman and Negron blamed the other for what had taken place, McKay said. Both are drug users and were using the larcenies to support their drug habit, McKay said. Officers found property of the Meriden man and others, including items purchased with the man’s credit cards, McKay said.

Both Coleman and Negron were held in lieu of $75,000 bail and are due in court June 17.



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