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Second Arrest Made In Armed Robbery, Kidnapping At Milford Motel

Abimnel Mangual of Waterbury
Abimnel Mangual of Waterbury Photo Credit: Milford Police Department
Jacqueline Steck
Jacqueline Steck Photo Credit: Milford Police Department

MILFORD, Conn. — A 37-year-old man from Waterbury was the second person arrested in connection with a violent armed robbery and kidnapping at a Motel 6 in Milford last month, police said.

Milford Police took Abimnel Mangual into custody on Thursday, May 4, on active arrest warrant.

After a DNA match to Mangual by the State Forensic Laboratory, a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.

He was charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping with a firearm, criminal use of a firearm and first-degree larceny. Mangual was held on $200,000 bond.

Last month, an 18-year-old woman was charged in the incident, in which four assailants — one of whom had a handgun — attacked the victim and restrained with zip-ties and mouth taped with duct tape, police said.

A large sum of cash and clothing were taken in the incident at 3:30 a.m. April 12 at the Motel 6 at 111 Schoolhouse Road, police said.

On April 25, Jacqueline Steck, 18, of 9 Ellis St., Milford, was arrested and charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping with a firearm, criminal use of a firearm, and first-degree larceny.

Steck was held on $250,000 bond for an April 26 appearance in Milford Superior Court.

The victim had a planned meeting with a woman, whom he knew only on a first-name basis, according to the Connecticut Post. When the woman arrived at the victim’s motel door, three Hispanic men were with her and attacked him, the Post said.

Additional arrests were expected.

Click here for the Connecticut Post story.

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