Police charge two Old Saybrook men with assault, robbery

Old Saybrook — Police this morning arrested two Old Saybrook men who they say assaulted and attempted to rob a man of his firearms.

Joshua Griswold, 18, of 86 Mill Rock Road East and Michael Lawhorn, 23, of 1500 Boston Post Road, Room 9, each were charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, criminal attempt to steal a firearm, second-degree strangulation and sixth-degree larceny.

Police said the assault was reported to themat 1:40 a.m. They said the 50-year-old victim said the pair attempted to steal his firearms and, when he refused to turn them over, they attacked him.

The victim was seriously injured and was taken to Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook.

After developing information on the suspects, police arrested Griswold and Lawhorn. Both are being held on a $100,000 bond, pending their arraignments Friday in Middlesex Superior Court.

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