State v. Mandrell

In State v. Mandrell, 199 Conn. 146, 152, 506 A.2d 100 (1986), the Court held that even though two robberies occurred five years apart, the methods used in the robberies were sufficiently similar and unique to warrant a reasonable inference that the defendant committed both crimes. The similar methods in Mandrell included the fact that both robberies took place in liquor stores close to one another on the same street in Hartford, both were committed by two black males, the robber used profanity in both robberies and exhibited aggressive, violent behavior, the store clerk in both was forced to lie down on the floor in the back room and was struck in the head with a liquor bottle. Id.