Cops: Stamford Party Crashers Threaten Teen with Lysol During Robbery

The teens allegedly held up another teen in the bathroom during a Sweet 16.

A pair of teenage party crashers robbed another teen attending a party at a downtown athletic club Sunday evening, Stamford Police Capt. Tom Wuennemann announced Monday morning.

According to police, a party described as a Sweet 16 birthday party was taking place at the Holy Name Athletic Club in the 800 block of Atlantic St. when roughly half-a-dozen uninvited guests arrived at the event. Wuennemann said alcohol was being served at the event, but said it was unclear if anyone underage was drinking.

According to Wuennemann, Luis Lopez, 18, of Nobel St., and an unidentified 16-year-old youth allegedly held at knife-point another 16-year-old party goer in a bathroom during a robbery. Wuennemann said the suspects stole a "gold-colored chain" and cash from the victim after one of the suspects allegedly threatened to spray the victim in the face with Lysol. 

Wuennemann said the victim was able to escape the bathroom and alert other party-goers to the alleged robbery. The suspects then broke out a window in the bathroom but could not escape from it, according to Wuenneman.

He said the youngest suspect allegedly exited the bathroom swinging a piece of glass at the attendees who had gathered, slicing the bartender's finger in the process.

Guests of the party managed to detain the suspects until police arrival. The cash and chain were recovered by authorities, Wuennemann said.

Luis faces charges of first-degree criminal trespass and second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a $500 bond.

The youth faces charges second-degree assault, second-degree robbery, first-degree unlawful restraint, interference with an officer/resisting, criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass and reckless endangerment. He was remanded to the Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center.


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