Two arrested after armed robbery in Twin Lakes
SALISBURY — Two suspected armed robbers were arrested in Norfolk on Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, following a report that a person in Salisbury was held up and robbed.The State Police at Troop B in North Canaan received a call just before 2 p.m. on Monday from a person on Twin Lakes Road in Salisbury. Tyler Kilventon, 20, who lives on Twin Lakes Road, said he had just been robbed at gunpoint by two men. One of them had pointed a shotgun at him and demanded his wallet, he said.He described the car the men drove away in as a silver Volkswagen Jetta. They went east on Route 44, he said.The police put out a call with a description of the vehicle. Trooper First Class Tom Calo was traveling westbound on Route 44 in East Canaan and saw a silver VW Jetta drive by, heading east. The trooper tried to stop the driver, who accelerated “to a high rate of speed in an attempt to elude the trooper,” according to a report from the police.Calo followed the car for 4 miles, into nearby Norfolk. With the help of other state police who were there, he was able to stop the Jetta. The two men in the car were apprehended at gunpoint and taken into custody.The police searched the car and found a shotgun and a handgun.The two men have been identified as Daniel Nyenhuis, 19, of New Hartford and Lucas Ieronimo, 23, of Torrington. They were charged with robbery, larceny, assault, threatening and engaging in pursuit. They are being held at Troop B on $100,000 bond. According to the police report, they were scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10 “to answer numerous criminal charges.”Nyenhuis is listed on the state’s judicial website at www.ct.gov as awaiting accelerated rehabilitation on two other cases. According to the site, he was arrested last May for property damage, unsafe movement of a stopped vehicle and failure to renew a registration. In July he was charged with failure to appear in court. He was released on $1,000 bond.Last November he was arresed for attempting to commit burglary and interfering with an officer/resisting arrest. He was released on $5,000 bond.A search for Ieronimo did not bring up any listings.