Three arrested in connection with Danbury home invasion

February 19, 2019

DANBURY — Three individuals, including one city man, have been arrested in connection with a home invasion that took place back in October.

Police responded to a call about a home invasion at a Danbury apartment he morning of Oct. 22. The address of the apartment was not disclosed.

Residents there told police they heard knocking at their door around 5 a.m. When they opened the door, two men and one woman forced their way inside.

One of the suspects, armed with a “large, kitchen-type knife,” proceeded into a bedroom and stole approximately $1,200, according to police. All three suspects then fled.

The female suspect was identified and arrested three months after the incident, thanks to one of the victims recognizing her. Police arrested 27-year-old Niantic resident Alexis “Koala” Brown on Jan. 25.

Seven days later, police arrested 34-year-old Danbury resident Rowan “Krim” Kolamneo.

The third arrest was of 34-year-old New Haven resident Orlando “O” Cruz on Feb. 14.

All three suspects were charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, fourth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fourth-degree larceny — the first two of which are class A and class B felonies, respectively.

Brown pleaded not guilty to all four charges and is scheduled to appear for pretrial at Danbury Superior Court on Feb. 25.

Kolamneo and Cruz have plea hearings scheduled for Feb. 25 and March 6, respectively, at Danbury Superior Court.