Police Say Woodbury Robbery Was Inside Job

Inconsistencies in the Robert Motorcars employee's account eventually led to the employee admitting he allegedly planned the robbery with the arrested juvenile.


At approximately 7:12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, State Police Troop L received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery at Robert Motorcars, 592 Main St., Woodbury.

The victim, Donald Taylor, 19, an employee of the business, reported that when he went outside to take the trash out, a man brandishing a black handgun ordered him to return to the office and remove the money, according to a press release from Lt. J. Paul Vance of the state Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection.

After an investigation, police revealed that Taylor confessed to planning the robbery with a juvenile co-conspirator, according to the press release.

The juvenile suspect was arrested by troopers on several charges on the night of the crime.

The Night of the Crime

Initial statements noted that Taylor complied with the juvenile's request to remove the money and Taylor then filled a bag provided to him by the suspect with approximately $1,300 from the register, Vance said.

Investigation by the troopers determined that there were inconsistencies in the events of the robbery, leading to Taylor's statement on allegedly planning the robbery.


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Taylor turned himself in to Troop A. He was charged with the following:

  • Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Burglary 1st Degree
  • Conspiracy to Commit Larceny 2nd Degree
  • Criminal Liability for Robbery 1st Degree
  • Criminal Liability for Burglary 1st Degree
  • Criminal Liability for Larceny 2nd Degree

He was held on a $25,000 bond and is to appear in Waterbury Superior Court today: Thursday, Sept. 27.

This investigation is closed no additional arrests are anticipated, according to Vance.

tom arras September 27, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Where did that photo with gas at $3.39 per gallon come from? I guess that's from back before Obama got it up to over 4 bucks( not bad since it was$1.85 per gallon when he was running for office the 1st time )!


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