NEW BRITAIN – A Hartford woman is accused of setting up a home invasion to rob a family who owns a New Britain business next to her parent’s restaurant.
Anita Moon, 27, of Hartford, allegedly told three co-conspirators that a family living in a Brittany Farms condo kept a lot of money in their home because they owned a restaurant, according to a warrant for her arrest.
Three men barged into the family’s home November 2016 and robbed them at gunpoint. The family owns a restaurant on Hartford Road the next door down from a business owned by Moon’s parents, documents said. A neighbor heard the thieves tell the family to get on the ground and called 911, police said. The three men took $200 from the family and ran out the door, the victims said. A responding officer saw a gray Infiniti with a woman behind the wheel and three male passengers fleeing the area at a high rate of speed, police said.
The officer got the license plate of the car which was traced back to Moon’s boyfriend. The family told police that they knew Moon and she had borrowed money from them in the past and she had been asking about where they lived. Police were able to determine that Moon’s boyfriend had loaned her the car that evening but was elsewhere when the robbery occurred.
Moon admitted to investigators that she is a heroin addict and that she had driven the car to and from the robbery. But initially she said she was coerced by three men she met in Hartford and didn’t know a robbery was taking place. She later also admitted that she had told the men the family likely had money at home since they owned a restaurant.
She was served with an arrest warrant charging her with home invasion, first-degree robbery with a firearm, threatening and second-degree larceny. She was also served with two outstanding arrest warrants for violation of probation and failure to appear in court. Moon was held on $250,000 bond following her arraignment in New Britain Superior Court Monday.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.