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2 arrested in Manchester Craigslist sale turned robbery

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Lyman Depriest (left) and Pentecost Asoh (right). (Manchester police photos) Lyman Depriest (left) and Pentecost Asoh (right). (Manchester police photos)
MANCHESTER, CT (WFSB) -

Arrests were made in a Craigslist sale turned robbery that happened at a fast food restaurant in Manchester.

Lyman Depriest, 18, of West Haven and 19-year-old Pentecost Asoh of New Haven were arrested on Feb. 20.

Police said they responded to a McDonald's Restaurant on Demming Street on Dec. 7 for a robbery complaint.

They said the victim was selling a Macbook Pro laptop through Craigslist and an agreement was reached to meet at the restaurant with the interested parties.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. that night, the victim and one of the suspects met. The victim passed the computer over to the suspect, who pretended to examine it.

The suspect then ran for the door.

The victim said he chased the suspect outside, where he was tripped and put into a choke hold by the suspect's accomplice.

The two men then fled the area.

Police said the victim suffered a number of injuries during the incident, including a separated shoulder and some minor facial injuries.

Depriest turned himself in on Feb. 25. He's set to face a judge on Wednesday morning and is being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

He was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, fourth-degree larceny, fourth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit assault.

Asoh was arrested on Feb. 20 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. He's due in court on March 5 and is being held on a $125,000 bond.

He was charged with second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, third-degree conspiracy to commit assault, fourth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, third-degree assault, second-degree robbery and fourth-degree larceny.

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