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Stamford Police Arrest 6 Juveniles Following Group Attack

The group allegedly surrounded another juvenile and beat him in two back-to-back incidents in which they took his cell phone, cash and attempted to take an iPhone.

Stamford police arrested six juveniles following two separate incidents in which the group allegedly twice assaulted and robbed a juvenile victim of credit cards, cash and an iPhone, police said Wednesday. 

According to Lt. Diedrich Hohn, two juvenile boys were walking along Horton St. when a group of black and Hispanic males, also juveniles, allegedly surrounded one of the boys and began punching and kicking him.

When the group allegedly began yelling things to each other like, "go through his pockets, go through his pockets," someone allegedly took cash and credit cards from the victim in this location, Hohn said, then fled after the victim managed to escape the circle.

According to Hohn, the group then resurfaced and surrounded the victim a second time, beginning a separate incident in which they allegedly surrounded and began assaulting the victim again in an attempt to steal the victim's iPhone.

The victim suffered cuts to his face in the incident, police said.

It was at this point, Hohn said, a man exited KT Murphy school and chased off the suspects before they were able to gain possession of the item. Hohn said officers responding to the incident took down a description of the group and managed to locate them in the vicinity of Neponsit and Andover streets.

The victim and witness were brought to the area where the group was located, where they identified six members of the group as attackers, Hohn said. On the person of one of the juvenile suspects, police allegedly found credit cards belonging to the victim, Hohn said. 

All six juveniles, between the ages of 14 and 17, were charged with second-degree unlawful restraint, conspiracy to commit second-degree unlawful restraint and two counts second-degree robbery. All six were brought to the Bridgeport Juvenile Correctional Facility and scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.

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Stamford Arrests

Anibal Figuerra-Marrero, 31, of Pacific St., charged Tuesday afternoon sixth-degree larceny.

Gregory Jones, 51, of Wilson st., charged Tuesday night with second-degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer/resisting.

Vincent Romeo, 43, of Barmore Dr. West, charged Tuesday evening with reckless driving and and failure to insure a private motor vehicle.

Joseph Simmons, 30, of Myano Ln., charged Tuesday night with illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension.

Fabian Toledo, 30, of Goodwin Pl. in Stratford, charged Tuesday night with first-degree failure to appear and two counts second-degree failure to appear.

Douglas L. Voytrrshark, 54, of W. Rutland Rd. in Milford, charged Tuesday morning with illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, failure to drive right and evading responsibility while in a motor vehicle.

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