Five charged in Oxford robbery police say never happened

OXFORD – Five people were arrested after police accused them of interfering with an investigation into a robbery at the Oxford Quickway – one they say never took place.

Saturday afternoon, the Oxford Police Department was contacted by three people from Norwich who reported a mugging that took place while they were pumping gas at the Oxford gas station.

Police Chief Richard Nolan said they investigated the incident for two days, interviewing witnesses, reviewing surveillance footage and actually locating the suspected thief.

But police ended up arresting the three people who made the complaint, saying it appears they created it out of a personal vendetta.

Police arrested 34-year-old Bobbi L. Conant, 30-year-old Gary L. Nichols Jr. and 18-year-old Sadie M. Migdal, all living at 23 Division St., Norwich, and charged them with third degree reporting of a false incident and making a punishable false written statement, both misdemeanors.

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