Conn. man accused of threatening teen to rob bank

December 28, 2011 6:49:21 AM PST
Authorities say a convicted drug dealer threatened to kill a teenager's family unless she robbed a Trumbull bank to pay him for crack cocaine.

Carlos Broadnax was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to commit robbery, larceny and burglary.

The Connecticut Post reports ( ) that Broadnax is being held on $100,000 bond.

Police have arrested 19-year-old Amy Miranti, accusing her of robbing a Trumbull bank in November. Police say she told them she was pregnant, used crack cocaine and owed money to a drug dealer.

She is charged with robbery, burglary and larceny. She also is being held on $100,000 bond.

Police say Broadnax denied forcing Miranti to commit the crimes, but said he drove her to the bank and a gas station she is accused of robbing.

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