State v. Braman

In State v. Braman, 191 Conn. 670, 678-81, 469 A.2d 760 (1983), the Court held that the trial court justifiably decided that the common features of two robberies supported the reasonable belief that the same person or persons committed both robberies. The common features in Braman included the fact that both robberies occurred at bars in adjoining towns, two people participated in each robbery and used a shotgun with a cut-down configuration and a small automatic pistol, in both instances the robber with the shotgun took the leadership role, the people inside the two bars were ordered into the back rooms and the robberies occurred close in time. Id., 678