Man Attacked in Veteran's Park by Stamford Teens

The victim was allegedly beaten before having his wallet and cellphone taken.

A man was allegedly attacked by two juveniles and a 19-year-old man who beat and then robbed him in downtown Veteran's Park, Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn announced Thursday morning.

The suspects allegedly began calling the 24-year-old victim names like "good-for-nothing drunk" at approximately 10:15 p.m. and, when the victim tried to maneuver away from the group, one of the juveniles allegedly jumped in front of him, took up a fighting stance and the group attacked, Hohn said.

The teens then allegedly went through the victims pockets and took his wallet and cellphone then fled on foot heading south on Atlantic Street. The victim flagged down a police officer and authorities canvased the area with the victim in tow.

The three suspects were positively identified by the victim in the area of Washington Boulevard and Bell Street and were stopped by police. The eldest suspect, identified by police as Shaquille Leon Waldron Gray, 19, of Washington Boulevard, and one of the other juveniles allegedly had the victim's credit cards in their pockets, Hohn said. The other juvenile allegedly had the victim's phone in his pocket. 

All three suspects in the case face charges of second-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Gray also faces a charge of interfering with an officer/resisting for allegedly attempting to run from authorities and forcing them to tackle him. One of the juveniles also faces additional charges from a "Take Into Custody" order, which is similar to a parole remand for adults.

Gray was held on a $50,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday.


Other Arrests

Fernando Raf Andrade-Garcia, 24, of Stillwater Ave., was charged Tuesday evening with evading responsibility in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle without a license and failure to obey traffic control signals.

Sara Bennett, 57, of Main St., was charged Tuesday evening with second-degree breach of peace, refusing fingerprinting and interfering with an officer/resisting.

Cameron Michael Farzam, 22, of Belltown Rd., was charged Monday afternoon with second-degree kidnapping, criminal violation of a restraining order and second-degree threatening.

Willie Junes, 18, of Strawberry Hill Ave., was charged Tuesday night with possession of narcotics and sale of certain illegal drugs.

Samuel Alan Katz, 24, of Lynam Rd., was charged Thursday morning with assault on a police officer, sixth-degree larceny and interfering with an officer/resisting.

Amanda Nunez, 21, of Randall Ave., was charged Wednesday night with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Kassandra Velez, 19, Fairfield Ave., was charged Wednesday night with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

Brandon Young, 19, of Maryanne Ln., was charged Tuesday afternoon with extradition arrest by warrant. 


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