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PD: Man cons senior citizen, ties her up and robs her

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Jay Connelly and Candy Dean Jay Connelly and Candy Dean
SURPRISE, Ariz. -

Police say a man earned the trust of a woman 40 years his senior and then robbed her. And it's not the first time he's hurt people who wanted to help him.

29-year-old Jay Connolly was out on bond for robbery and kidnapping when he allegedly victimized another in Surprise.

The victim was a volunteer at the jail when she met him. He was an inmate.

She's 69 and he's 29. Somehow, she believed they were going to get married, and she gave him a place to stay when he got out of jail.

That's when police say he robbed her.

Police say Jay Connolly has a history of preying on people who try to help him out.

Nearly a year ago he was arrested for kidnapping and robbing a couple who gave him a ride and some cash.

Police say when Connolly was in jail, he did it again, preying on a 69-year-old woman who volunteered at the jail.

Connolly somehow convinced the volunteer that they were going to get married, despite their 40-year age difference. Then he bonded out of jail and went to live with her in a gated senior community in Surprise.

Police say Connolly came home one day and robbed the victim.

Police say Connolly and his accomplice Candy Dean allegedly pinned the 69-year-old victim down. They bound her hands and feet with shoelaces then gagged her, stealing her purse, credit cards, car, and gun.

Surprise Police quickly tracked Connolly once he started using the victim's credit cards. They say Connolly used her cards at a Circle K in Surprise. They got video of him, then tracked him and Dean to a Phoenix hotel where they were both arrested.

Connolly is still waiting for trial on that first arrest that happened a year ago.

Connolly is now facing more charges of kidnapping, robbery and theft, as is Dean.

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