NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk police said detectives have identified the suspects in two gas station robberies from last week, and authorities were expecting to file charges on Monday.
Both suspects, Norwalk residents Tyler Singewald and Miguel Valez, were already in custody on unrelated charges, police said. Detectives obtained warrants for their arrests that they planned to execute Monday at Norwalk Superior Court, police said.
Police said the pair, and a third suspect named Amanda Carrasquillo of Bethel, are suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Shell gas station at 247 Main Avenue early on May 30, and the Global gas station at 93 Main St. less than 24 hours later.
In both cases, the robber made off with cash and no injuries were reported, police said. In the 7-Eleven robbery, police said an undisclosed weapon was shown, but police did not say whether a weapon was displayed in the Global heist.
Police said the suspects were arrested early Friday during a motor vehicle stop on Main Avenue when officers saw Carrasquillo, 24, driving without lights.
Singewald, 18, and Velez, 19, were in the car, and were asked to show their hands. They did not comply and both got out of the car, police said. Singewald scuffled with officers and Velez walked away and tried to hide in the nearby Dunkin’ Donuts at the base of Main Avenue, police said.
The two were charged with interfering with an officer, and Velez was additionally charged with criminal trespass and two counts of failure to appear in court for previous unrelated cases. Carrasquillo was charged with operating without a license.
From the clothing the two men were wearing and other information, detectives said they were able to determine that the pair were possible suspects in the robberies.