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Woman Reports Being Robbed in Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – A woman reported being robbed Friday night while walking on Main Avenue, Norwalk police say. The 30-year-old victim said the man took $3, her asthma pump and her Air Jordan sneakers before running away.

The victim said she had dropped a car off at Stop & Shop at 11:42 p.m. and began walking south on Main Avenue toward New Canaan Avenue. She reached Main and Broad Street when a man crossed the street and approached her with something in his left hand. He told her to give him her purse and sneakers. She did and ran away, but she turned around and realized he was running north on Main Avenue.

The victim was not sure whether he had a weapon and described the assailant as a 27- to 30-year-old black man, about 5-foot 9 and wearing a white long-sleeved hoodie and earrings in both ears.

Also on the police blotter:

• Police responding to a call of shots fired at 9:28 p.m. on Harbor Avenue arrested a man on drug charges after spotting a black Mercedes on Orchard Street, Sgt. James Walsh said.

The two men inside the car were slumped in their seats, police say. Police asked both men to step out of the car because they recognized one as Timothy Marriner Sr., who has an extensive history with police and was in the proximity of the shots fired call.

Marriner, 45, of Bridgeport, was asked whether he had any guns, knives or drugs. He replied, "I don't have any guns or weapons," Walsh said. He was patted down. Police found six glassine envelopes containing a cream-colored powder that tested positive for heroin, Walsh said.

Marriner was charged with illegal manufacture/distribution/sale of prescription drugs, illegal possession near a school, possession of narcotics and sale/possession within distance of a school. Bond was set at $25,000.

The shots fired incident was unresolved.

• Mario Porras, 49, of 84 Taylor Ave., was arrested Friday on a warrant stemming from a 2009 case. He was charged with third-degree larceny and third-degree burglary. Bond was set at $25,000.

Jennifer Madrid , 26, of 2 Buda St., was arrested in August on a 2009 warrant in the case.

A Drum Road resident went away for four days in October 2009 and found jewelry missing up returning, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto. There was also $1,200 less in his bank account. Both Madrid and Porras had access to the home. Porras was doing handman work there.

Police say Madrid cashed a $1,200 check on the homeowner's Chase Manhattan bank account. The check was made out to her but not by the homeowner. They say Porras coaxed Madrid into cashing the check.

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