(Milford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The man dubbed the “backpage bandit” in Milford is under arrest again.
Police say 23-year-old Jonathan Arzu was linked to an incident in May in which he and two accomplices forced their way into a room at a city hotel.
Detectives say the female victim was pistol whipped and robbed of money, her purse, and a wallet.
Arzu was arrested and charged last month for an incident in July in which a woman was tied up and robbed; police say in that case, a knife was placed to the victim’s throat..
Detectives say the crimes originated when the females were contacted for services on the web site backpage.com.
In the latest case, Arzu is facing a litany of charges.
They include robbery, conspiracy, criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and larceny.
Bond was set at $100,000.