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Two Arraigned In University Of Hartford Home Invasion, Armed Robbery University of Hartford campus reacts to assaults and robberies
By David Owens, The Hartford Courant
Published: April 18,, 2016
Two Men Still At Large In Armed Robbery, Home Invasion In Dorm
HARTFORD — Two University of Hartford students charged in connection with a home invasion and armed robbery early Saturday were arraigned Monday in Superior Court in Hartford and ordered held on high bail.
The two men who held a student and his girlfriend at gunpoint in B complex in the Reeve building have been identified but remain at large.
Mordehay Shindler, 19, of New York City, and Tyrone Cadet, 19, of Orange, N.J., each face charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit home invasion.
According to a Hartford police incident report, Shindler allowed the two men access to the residence hall, where they knocked at a door and were let in. Once inside, they assaulted the 19-year-old student in the room and demanded to know where marijuana was hidden. They searched the room, but found none, and later told others that they'd gone to the right room but found the wrong people inside.
Cadet, according to the police report, got into an argument and then physical altercation with another student who lives in that dorm room the armed robbers targeted. That student allegedly sells marijuana out of the room, according to the report.
After that confrontation and argument, Cadet called some friends in New Jersey and told them he wanted to "shake things up." The people on the phone said they'd be up for Spring Fling weekend and would be armed, according to the report.
About 1 a.m. Saturday, according to the report, Cadet contacted Shindler and told him to come to his dorm room. Shindler went and met Cadet and his two friends from New Jersey. Their plan was to go to the dorm room, steal the marijuana and scare the occupants.
Back at Cadets room later, the pair said they'd "shook it up" in the dorm room, but could not find any marijuana. They also said they had to "pull out" and scare the people in the room.
Campus security officers identified Shindler on surveillance video and Shindler identified Cadet as being involved.
At the arraignments, Judge Carl E. Taylor ordered Shindler held on $200,000 bail and Cadet on $150,000. Shindler's family was working to bail him out Monday afternoon. The judge ordered both men not to return to the University of Hartford campus unless they were specifically permitted to do so by the university.
A university spokeswoman said federal privacy rules prevented her from commenting on Shindler's and Cadet's status as students.
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