3 New Britain teens charged with robbing, beating delivery woman found lying in the road

NEW BRITAIN — Police said they have arrested three teens after finding a food delivery woman lying in the road with broken bones in her face in New Britain.

Emergency responders found the 45-year-old woman around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, in front of an apartment building on Long Swamp Road with a cut on her forehead and swollen eyes. Police said she was well-liked in the neighborhood.

Police said doctors at a hospital found numerous broken bones on her face that were not consistent with a fall and that she was missing money and personal items. She sustained permanent, life-altering injuries as a result of the assault, according to police.

Police arrested the New Britain teens, aged 13, 14 and 16. The 13-year-old was arrested Monday. On Tuesday, police arrested a 14-year-old male and 16-year-old female.  Police said one of the teens called the woman to the scene with the intent for the trio to rob her. The teens were charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree conspiracy to commit assault, sixth-degree larceny and sixth-degree conspiracy to commit larceny. One of the suspects lives near where the attack took place.

The three are students in the New Britain schools, and police said school administrators were helpful in identifying the suspects.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and ask anyone who has information about their investigation to call them at 860-826-3000. Anonymous tips may be made on the Community Tip Line at (860) 826-3199 or online.