Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Victims fight back in attempted robbery in Mohegan Sun garage

By Staff reports
Norwich Bulletin
Posted Jun 23, 2009 @ 11:01 PM

State police said several casino patrons fought off a robbery attempt early Tuesday in a parking garage at Mohegan Sun.

At about 1:30 a.m., police said Bobby Porter, 21, of 45 Boulder Drive in New London, followed several casino patrons to their vehicle in Riverview Garage. The patrons had just cashed in their chips and were leaving.

Porter approached the vehicle, opened the driver’s door and told the female driver to “give me your money or I will shoot,” according to police reports. Witnesses said they never saw a gun.

The two passengers in the vehicle wrestled with Porter and punched him several times in the face, police said. Porter ran from the scene, leaving behind a sweatshirt and baseball cap, police said.

With the aid of casino security, state police from Troop E in Montville tracked Porter to New London, where he was arrested.

At Porter’s court appearance in Norwich Tuesday, Judge Robert Young ordered Porter held on $10,000 bond and to stay away from the casino. Porter is charged with attempted second-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and breach of peace. He is due back in court July 13.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: I don't know if fighting back is the right thing to do, however a very good job by The Mohegan Tribal Police, the Connecticut State Police, Public Safety (Security). Well done, you have served the Mohegan Tribe and our patrons very well. Thank You. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is great having someone recognize the hard work the employees in public saftey does. Thank you!