Four larceny suspects arrested at Milford car dealership Wednesday, police say

MILFORD — Four men were arrested on larceny charges at the same local car dealership Wednesday afternoon, according to police. 

Police said at least three of the men knew each other.

Milford officers were called to Dash Cars, a used car dealership at 750 Bridgeport Ave., around 1 p.m. Wednesday for a report that a man was attempting to make a fraudulent purchase, according to police. Responding officers arrested a man later identified as James Harmon, 43, of New Britain, for allegedly attempting to buy a car with a fake ID, police said.

Officers determined two other men, later identified as Rahiem Robinson, 28, of Manchester, and Devante Davis, 25, of Hartford, drove Harmon to the dealership and waited in the car as he attempted to make the purchase, according to police. Both Robinson and Davis were also arrested.

While investigating the original report, officers were notified that another man was attempting to buy a car from the dealership with a fake ID, according to police. The man, later identified as William Shepard, 68, of East Hartford, was arrested as well.

Police said officers recovered a fake ID, a fake debit card and a fake Social Security card as a result of the investigation.

Harmon, Davis and Robinson were all charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, according to police. Harmon was also charged with third-degree forgery, police said.

Shepard was charged with criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, third-degree forgery and identity theft, according to police. 

All four men were released on a promise to appear, police said.