Police responding to reports of a robbery ultimately arrested an 18-year-old Stamford resident alleged to have been in possession of items stolen from the victim, a weapon and a quantity of marijuana, authorities said Wednesday.
According to police, officers responding to reports of a robbery at 150 Atlantic Street outside Veteran's Park were given a description of the suspect involved in the incident and an inventory of items taken from the victim, including a small quantity of cash and a black iPhone. A few blocks away, which police said was a "short distance," they attempted to stop Devon Deleon, 18, of 37 Sherman Street, who they said matched the description
Deleon engaged police in a foot pursuit through downtown Stamford that culminated in a physical altercation with police at the top of the steps of the Old Town Hall building, police said. He allegedly struggled with officers and resisted having handcuffs place on him.
Once taken into custody, Deleon was allegedly found to be in possession of $44.25, a black iPhone, a 6-inch knife and 3.5 grams of marijuana. Police said the knife was not reported to have been used in the robbery.
According to authorities, the victim positively identified Deleon in a suspect lineup. Deleon was charged with second-degree robbery, carrying a dangerous weapon and interfering with an officer/resisting. He was held in lieu of a $2,500 bond and given a court date of September 3.