2 from New Britain charged in kidnapping of West Hartford man

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people from New Britain are accused of kidnapping a man in West Hartford, police say.

21-year-old Jalen Faucette-Smith and 20-year-old Teesa McElroy were arrested Monday in connection to the crime. Police say they kidnapped the victim at knifepoint while he was walking in January, forcing him into a car and used his debit card. They then released him the next day in Hartford.

Police have not said if they think it was random.

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