2 juveniles arrested after Stamford armed robbery investigation

January 23, 2019

STAMFORD — Two juveniles were arrested recently following an investigation into an armed robbery from Oct. 2018, police said Tuesday.

“Both of these juvenile offenders are well known to the Stamford police and they have committed and have been arrested for various unrelated crimes since the date of the robbery,” according to a news release from Stamford police.

Around 1:20 a.m. on Oct. 30, 2018, Stamford police responded to Ferro Drive for a report of an armed robbery. Responding officers found the victim, a 32-year-old Bridgeport resident, had communicated with one of the suspects on a social media app, police said.

“The victim made arrangements to meet one of the suspects and parked his vehicle on Ferro Drive,” police said. “One suspect approached and entered the victim’s car while the second suspect emerged from the bushes with a shotgun.”

The victim was not injured, according to police, but about $500 cash and a cellphone was taken.

A few weeks after the robbery, the victim was able to get investigators a screenshot of one of the suspects from a different social media app.

Investigators applied for a search and seizure warrant and identified the suspect who arranged the meeting, police said. Soon after, police were able to identify the other suspect who came out of the bushes with the shotgun.

Both suspects are juveniles and therefore were not identified by police.

Warrants to arrest the juveniles were granted by a judge on Jan. 16, police said. The following day, one suspect was taken into custody. On Tuesday, state judicial marshals apprehended the second suspect during an unrelated court appearance.

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