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Stamford man turned over to feds on street robbery charge

August 10, 2018

STAMFORD — City police say they helped federal authorities this week apprehend a man living in a senior housing complex who was wanted for a street robbery in Louisiana.

Officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad arrested Francisco Diaz-Ortega, 61, Wednesday afternoon at Stamford Manor on Main Street. Capt. Richard Conklin said officers also found two folds of heroin stamped “X-IT” inside the man’s room.

Diaz-Ortega was charged with possession of narcotics, given a promise to appear and turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Conklin said the marshals requested the Stamford police help when they learned Diaz-Ortega was arrested here in June and charged with possession of three folds of heroin.

Conklin said Diaz-Ortega was also wanted for violating the conditions of his supervised release after being convicted of an earlier bank robbery.

Conklin did not know when the robbery occurred in Lake Charles, La.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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