3 men, teen girl arrested for beating man in Shelton home invasion

Shawn Craig, Joseph Cahill, Robert Torelli


SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH)– Three men and a teenage girl were arrested on home invasion and assault charges after beating a man outside his Shelton home last month.

Police say in the early morning hours of September 8th, they responded to an incident where a man had been assaulted in the driveway of his home by three men. Police say the victim was found bleeding profusely from the head and was transported to the hospital with a serious head injury.

After an investigation, police learned that 19-year-old Shawn Craig, 18-year-old Joseph Cahill, both of North Haven, 22-year-old Robert Torelli, of Branford, another male juvenile and a 17-year-old female all had planned to rob and assault the victim.

Police say the female suspect called the victim that night to pick her up and bring her to his Shelton home, where she planned to get him intoxicated so he would be easier to rob. Her four accomplices followed them to the house, where they waited for her text to say that the victim was intoxicated and that she had left the door open.

When the three suspects got the text they went to the door and as they walked in, the victim happened to be walking out. The three men then assaulted the victim and struck him in the head with a facsimile firearm. During the assault a neighbor came outside and the three men then fled.

On Friday, police arrested Craig and Cahill for Criminal Attempt Robbery, Criminal Attempt Home Invasion and Assault. Craig was additionally charged with Carrying a Dangerous Weapon.

On Monday, police arrested Torelli and charged him with Criminal Attempt to commit Robbery, Criminal attempt at Home Invasion and Conspiracy to commit Assault.

The female juvenile had already been previously arrested in connection with the case and charged with Criminal Attempt to commit Robbery, Criminal attempt at Home Invasion and Conspiracy to commit Assault.

The incident remains under investigation and police expect more arrests to be made.

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