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Four arrested in plot to beat, get victim drunk so he'd 'be easier to rob'

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Shawn Craig (left), Joseph Cahill (center), Robert Torelli (right). (Shelton police photos) Shawn Craig (left), Joseph Cahill (center), Robert Torelli (right). (Shelton police photos)
SHELTON, CT (WFSB) -

Four people were arrested for robbing and attacking a man during an attempted home invasion in Shelton.

Police said 19-year-old Shawn Craig and 18-year-old Joseph Cahill, both of North Haven, were among the four arrested for the Sept. 8 crime.

They were arrested on Oct. 2.

Police said they also arrested 22-year-old Robert Torelli of Branford on Monday. The fourth suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile female, was previously arrested, police said.

During the early morning hours of Sept. 8, police said a victim was allegedly beaten by three men in the driveway of his Shelton home.

Police said they found the victim bleeding from the head. He was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for a serious head injury.

Investigators said they found that Craig, Cahill, Torelli and the unidentified teen conspired to rob and assault the victim.

They said the juvenile called the victim for a ride in an attempt to set him up. Her alleged plan was to get the victim drunk at his own home so he'd be easier to rob.

Once the victim picked up the female suspect, the others followed them back to the victim's home.

Police said once the juvenile deemed the victim sufficiently intoxicated, she texted the other suspects that she left the door unlocked. That's when they initiated their attack on the victim, who had happened to walk outside.

Investigators said the victim was hit in the head with a fake firearm.

When a neighbor came outside to investigate what was happening, police that was enough to scared off the suspects.

Police said they expect to make additional arrests.

Craig and Cahill were charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree robbery, criminal attempt at home invasion and first-degree assault.

Craig was also charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.

Both faced a judge in Derby on Monday.

Torelli was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree robbery, criminal attempt at home invasion and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

The juvenile was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree robbery, criminal attempt at home invasion and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

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