A Norwalk man who allegedly held the gun during a March 1 gas station robbery and kidnapping was arrested Wednesday. Mikol Johnson, 19, of 23 Orchard St. was charged with four counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery, criminal attempt and conspiracy. Bond was set at $750,000.
Johnson is the fifth suspect in the robbery/kidnapping at the CITGO gas station on the corner of Fitch Street and East Avenue. He was already being held on $50,000 bond on weapons charges stemming from his arrest the night of the robbery. Police say Johnson was apprehended in a house on Harbor Avenue with a cocked, fully loaded .22 caliber revolver. He was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit. Other suspects arrested are Darin Mann, 40, of Fairfield, and Norwalk residents Alverto Ortega Garcia, 19, Amber Greco, 18, and Destiny Roundtree, 18. Bond for Greco and Mann was set at $500,000, for Garcia at $250,000 and for Roundtree at $750,000.
The clerk said in an affidavit that he had been chatting with the women in the store, and one of them asked when he got off work and requested his phone number. They tried to interest him in smoking with them in locked areas of the store, but he refused. After they went outside, he followed them to use the bathroom and locked the stores door behind him. According to the affidavit, the women called him over to a station wagon, where a man pulled him in and they drove off with a woman holding a gun to his head. He gave them all his money but hid the store key it in his shoe. They driver brought them back to the store and the clerk escaped, running down East Avenue. Police arrested Mann first. They say he used his debit card to buy gas for his 1999 Volvo station wagon before the incident occurred. The suspects have told police the clerk made sexual advances to one of the young women and offered to pay for sex in the bathroom. They say they decided to teach him a lesson. Follow The Daily Norwalk on Facebook.
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