A robber who police say forced a driver from his car at gunpoint while it was parked at a new, luxury apartment complex in Glastonbury has been arrested and is due in court next month, state records show.
Kevin M. Reid, 27, of Kent Street in Hartford was arrested in Hartford Nov. 21, police said Monday. He was charged with first-degree robbery, carjacking, first-degree threatening, first-degree larceny and first-degree reckless endangerment.
He remains in custody at the Hartford Correctional Center on $250,000 bail and is due to return to Superior Court in Manchester Dec. 19, court and correction records show.
According to police, they received a 911 call from the driver about 12:10 a.m. Sept. 27. The man said he was parked at The Tannery apartments, 917 New London Turnpike, and was about to get out of the parked 2013 Mercedes Benz GLK350 when the armed robber, later identified as Reid, ordered him out.
The driver complied and was not injured, police said at the time.
Police found the stolen car, abandoned, on the side of an I-84 ramp the next night after it apparently ran out of gas. Sgt. Corey Davis said. They found physical evidence that led them to Reid.
Members of the Glastonbury Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force arrested him while he was at a probation meeting in Hartford. The probation was for a domestic violence case.
Reid is not believed to have any connection to the victim or the town, police said.
“He randomly chose Glastonbury, and he randomly chose the victim,” Sgt. Corey Davis said.
The first residents began moving into the luxury apartments earlier this year. The complex is at the site of the former Flanagan Industries mill.