NORWALK, Conn. -- A New Haven man was charged with robbing a man in Norwalk Sunday night, police said.
Roylee Nixon, 36, was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree robbery and possession of a hallucinogenic. He was held on $10,000 bond and will appear in court Sept. 8.
Police received a report Sunday night of a man who said he was robbed in the area of Hanford Place and Water Street.
He told officers that someone had approached him and offered to sell him drugs, police said. When he refused, he said the man grabbed him in a chokehold and took his wallet out of his pocket, police said. The suspect then fled, and the victim chased him, police said.
When officers arrived in the area to meet the victim, he pointed out Nixon, who he said had committed the robbery. Police spoke to Nixon, who said he didn't do anything and that he wanted his money, according to police reports. Police said he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
Police searched Nixon and found cash and angel dust in his possession, police said. The wallet was not recovered. Nixon was taken into custody, and later transported to the hospital for evaluation.