PLAINVILLE - A New Haven man is facing robbery charges after he allegedly used a knife to steal an Xbox which he had arranged to purchase Tuesday night from a Plainville resident.
Quinn Daniels, 21, of New Haven, agreed to buy the Xbox for $200 from the victim who lives on Carol Drive on a cell phone app called “Offerup,” police said.
But when Daniels showed up at the address to pick the item up at around 7:30 p.m., he at first told the seller he was nervous because he had been burned before with similar sales and then pulled out a knife, a warrant for his arrest said.
Daniels grabbed the Xbox and used the knife in a threatening manner toward the victim and then fled, police said. The victim saw Daniels get into a car that was parked nearby and followed the vehicle. He was able to get the license plate and relay the information to police. The car belonged to Daniels’ girlfriend who at first told police that the car was with her all evening.
The investigation into the robbery led to Daniels who erroneously turned himself in at the Southington Police Department late Tuesday. He at first declined to talk to Plainville officers but later agreed to tell “the truth” about what happened and gave police the same version of events as the victim.
He told officers he threw the Xbox and other evidence including the clothing he was wearing into a dumpster in New Britain after the robbery and said he used his girlfriend’s vehicle during the heist.
Daniels was charged with first-degree robbery, disorderly conduct, sixth-degree larceny and first-degree reckless endangerment. He was held on $50,000 bond following his arraignment in Bristol Superior Court Wednesday.
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