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Police seek 3 men in brazen Stamford robbery

April 4, 2019

STAMFORD — City police are looking for three young men allegedly who took part in a brazen daytime robbery in Stamford’s South End on Wednesday afternoon.

Downtown Capt. Diedrich Hohn released a picture of the men that was snapped by a bystander while the 40-year-old Hispanic man was on the ground and being kicked by the three robbers.

Hohn said just before 4 p.m. police were called to the heart of the South End on Ludlow Street on the report of three men throwing a man to the ground and beating, kicking and stomping him.

When police got there the quickly found the Hispanic victim, but because of a language barrier they did could not immediately find out what happened.

But officer James Webb found a woman witness who was in her car when she took a picture of the assault taking place on the sidewalk next to her and gave it to police. The picture appears to have been taken through a window and shows two men assaulting a man lying on the ground.

Through an interpreter the man told police that the three walked up to him and asked him for money. When he said he had none, they began to assault him. The man suffered a broken nose and facial injuries and was sent to Stamford Hospital for treatment.

Police flooded the area and while they detained several men for questioning, the suspects were not apprehended.

Hohn asks if anyone has any information on the robbery or if anyone can identify the three suspects to call him at his office at 203 977-5458.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com