Connecticut man faces new charges after stealing nearly $10,000 in lottery tickets

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Connecticut man faces new charges after stealing nearly $10,000 in lottery tickets

We have an alleged repeat offender on our hands in Connecticut, who apparently was trying to turn their luck around by stealing some Connecticut Lottery instant tickets!

The latest arrest

A 23-year-old man from Stamford, Connecticut, was arrested recently after he was caught stealing almost $10,000 in lottery tickets from a local business, according to authorities.

Around 2 a.m. on May 19, Kymani Robinson was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny, second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal mischief, and interfering with an officer.

These new charges took place after police in Stamford were called to Hugo's Restaurant, located at 161 Stillwater Ave. Officers received reports of an active break-in at the restaurant, according to Assistant State's Attorney Margaret Moscati at Robinson's arraignment.

Officers were able to catch Robinson and a codefendant, who was not identified, on the roof of the business. Robinson allegedly had a bag full of $9,100 in lottery tickets and $6,000 in pennies.

On May 20, a judge ordered Robinson to be held on a $250,000 bond. His next scheduled court date is on July 11, officials said.

Robinson's previous charges

This was definitely not the first run-in with police for Robinson, who was already accused of a violent armed robbery in 2022.

According to authorities, Robinson was already facing charges of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree threatening, criminal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, third-degree burglary, and fourth-degree larceny for a crime spree that reportedly took place between March and May 2022.

On May 2, 2022, officers from the Stamford Police Department responded to reports of a man who was reportedly pistol whipped and robbed at gunpoint near Columbus Place.

Once at the scene, officers talked with the victim, who initially said he was trying to sell a cell phone to a second party. However, the victim eventually told police he was trying to sell marijuana to the man, according to an arrest warrant.

During that transaction, the suspect handed the victim $125, which the victim told the buyer that wasn't enough, police said.

At that point, the buyer, later identified as Robinson, pulled a gun on the victim. Robinson told the victim to hand over the cell phone along with any other possessions he had on him, according to the warrant.

However, the victim refused, which is when Robinson allegedly hit him in the head multiple times with the gun, officers said.

According to the warrant, the victim suffered several lacerations and bruises in the scuffle with Robinson.

Another burglary charge

The charges against Robinson continue. In March 2022, Robinson was charged with burglary and larceny for a break-in that took place at a building in the 300 block of Glenbrook Road, police said. For this incident, Robinson is accused of stealing several items.

Enjoy playing the Connecticut Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.


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