New Britain woman pleads guilty to conspiring to rob man she met on dating app

Published on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:27
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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NEW BRITAIN – A city woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to rob a man she met on a dating app.

Isis Ford, 22, of West Main Street, accepted a plea bargain during a hearing Tuesday in New Britain Superior Court.

Ford pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery with a weapon or dangerous instrument. In exchange, charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny will not be pursued.

According to the warrant for her arrest, Ford messaged the victim through the “Plenty of Fish” dating app, and the two agreed to meet in November 2019 on Lincoln Street.

The victim encountered two men when he was trying to find Ford. The men directed him behind a building, the warrant said.

Once behind the building, one of the men pulled a silver firearm from his waistband and pointed it at the victim, telling him to empty his pockets, the victim told police. The victim handed over his backpack, containing work clothing and an iPad, as well as a cell phone and his wallet, which contained his social security card, a bank card and a small amount of cash.

The suspects left in a car shortly thereafter.

Police later found the phone had been sold to a kiosk at a Walmart in Hartford, the warrant continued. The individuals who sold the phone denied any involvement with the robbery and provided conflicting statements on how they came into possession of the items, the document stated.

Police searched the phone and found Ford’s number saved in it, the warrant also said.

It was not immediately clear Wednesday if the two suspects who committed the robbery have been charged.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:27. Updated: Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:30.