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Norwalk Man Robbed at Gunpoint

A man reported he was held up at gunpoint Sunday night on Laura Street. The 27-year-old victim told Norwalk police that he was walking just before midnight when a man came out of a dark driveway. He said the assailant had a silver handgun and demanded cash from the victim, who handed over everything he had, several hundred dollars.

It was his rent money. The victim said his assailant got into the passenger side of a red car, which left. The Detective Bureau was investigating.

Also from the police blotter:

• Two computers were reported stolen Saturday from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center at 349 Main Ave. An employee saw evidence of an intrusion and called police at 9 a.m. She didn't see anyone inside but was afraid to enter. Police found no one in the building.

A windowpane in the garage door was broken, and the door was slightly open. The thief apparently had broken the window and opened the garage door to gain entry. Two Dell desktop computer towers, two computer monitors, two keyboards and two sets of speakers were missing worth a total of $2,400.

• A man reported Saturday that his Garmin GPS system had been stolen from his car, which was parked on Raymond Terrace. The car was unlocked, and the theft happened after midnight the night before.

• Blanca Romera called for help at 11:13 p.m. Saturday because her roommate was ill. She wound up being arrested.

It all started when because an officer had stopped Romera, 33, on Oct. 2 after observing what he thought was a drug deal in the King Kennedy housing complex. A dark-colored car stopped in the road, and a woman got in. As he followed the car into an area known for drug sales, the officer checked the plate of the 1996 Honda Accord. Its owner, Romera, had a suspended license. While she was stopped, Romera admitted that she had a bag of dope in her possession. She pulled a quill — a straw to snort drugs — and a small glassine envelope of suspected heroin out of her pants pocket.

The substance tested positive at police headquarters, and police applied for an arrest warrant. Romera, of 28 Soundview Ave., was charged with possession of narcotics, illegal possession near a school, drug paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia near a school.

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