2 arrested in string of Willimantic armed robberies


Two people were arrested Thursday after allegedly admitting to robbing the same Willimantic Cumberland Farms three times since November. 

Police say that at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to an armed robbery at the Cumberland Farms.

An investigation led to 29-year-old Scott Rondeau Jr. and 31-year-old Kimbalyn Martineau, both of Windham, becoming suspects. On Thursday, they were taken into custody.

Detectives say that during an interview, Rondeau Jr. and Martineau both admitted to the Cumberland Farms robbery. 

Police say there were also armed robberies at that same Cumberland Farms on November 18th and December 30th, and at the Family Dollar on West Main Street also on December 30th. No one was injured in these incidents.

According to police, Rondeau Jr. and Martineau admitted to these robberies, as well.

Rondeau Jr. was charged with robbery larceny and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was also charged in a separate case with risk of injury to a minor, operating a motor vehicle while suspended and possession of a controlled substance.  

Martineau was charged with robbery, larceny and conspiracy to commit robbery. She was also charged in a separate case for failure to appear. 

Officers also located Scott Rondeau Sr. in the vehicle involved and he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Police say that he was not involved in the robberies.

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