NORWALK, Conn. A man reported being punched in the face, robbed and threatened with a gun Saturday night while visiting the Norwalk home of a friend. The 20-year-old victim, who was bleeding from the nose, told Norwalk police that he has known the friend for three months and bought crack and marijuana from him in the past but has been drug-free recently, according to Sgt. Andre Velez.
Police made three arrests. Joshua "Fat Boy" Hernandez, 18, of 16 Soundview Ave. was charged with first-degree robbery, drug paraphernalia and conspiracy. Bond was set at $50,000. Christopher Deszo, 18, of 24 Arbor Drive, was charged with conspiracy and first-degree robbery. Bond was set at $10,000. Serigne Seye, 19, of Glasser St., was charged with conspiracy and first-degree robbery. Bond was set at $50,000.
Police found the victim sitting in the parking lot of Jordan's Too pizza after a 7:18 p.m. 911 call. He said he had sped to the restaurant in his car after Hernandez pointed a gun at him, according to Velez. The victim said he felt afraid for his life.
The victim said Hernandez had called him several times between 6:23 and 7 p.m. and asked to go to his home at 16 Soundview Ave., according to the police report. The victim did and was led into the back yard, although they usually hang out of the porch. Seye and Deszo were there. As conversation progressed, the victim told the trio that he had worked all week and had just gotten paid.
The victim alleged that Seye immediately shoved one hand into his pocket and took out the $250 to $300 in cash he had, Velez said. Seye also punched the victim in the face, according to the account. The victim had never seen Seye before and said Deszo did not seem to know what was going on.
After being robbed, the victim said, "We got a problem," and got into a heated argument with Hernandez and Seye. He wanted his money back. When they wouldn't give it to him, he said he would call police, according to the account relayed by Velez.
The victim got into his car and called police. Hernandez then came out of the house and pointed what the victim thought was a black automatic pistol at him, according to the victim's account. As he left, Hernandez and Seye allegedly tried to get into his vehicle.
The victim said he has passed two recent drug screenings while in an outpatient program sponsored by the Connecticut Renaissance Agency. The victim gave both a Norwalk and a Darien address as his residence.
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