Two Hartford men were arrested this morning after being charged with stealing $5,000 in cigarettes from a vendor truck that was unloading at the Quick Mart on Stafford Avenue.
A cigarette vendor was making a delivery to the convenience store at 916 Stafford Ave., and had his unlocked truck outside when two men were found unloading cases of cigarettes into their vehicle. The truck driver took down the registration number of the car and Manchester police were able to locate the suspects on Interstate-84 a short time later, a release said.
The cigarettes were recovered and the two suspects were taken into custody and brought to the Bristol Police Department
LeRoy E. McCoy, 48, of 134 Oakland Terrace., Hartford, and Alphonso G. Williams, 53, of 404 Barbour St., Hartford were arrested and charged with first degree robbery, first degree conspiracy to commit robbery, third degree larceny, and third degree conspiracy to commit larceny. They were both held on $100,000 bond pending their arraignment on Tuesday morning.