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Norwalk Police: Man Tried To Rob Woman At Knifepoint

Norwalk police are investigating an attempted robbery at knifepoint that occurred on Ely Avenue Thursday evening.
Norwalk police are investigating an attempted robbery at knifepoint that occurred on Ely Avenue Thursday evening. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

NORWALK, Conn. – A 45-year-old Norwalk woman who was walking home Thursday on Ely Avenue was the victim of an attempted robbery at knifepoint.

The woman, who had just gone to a nearby convenience store, was walking home at about 7 p.m. when a man approached her, pulled out a knife and demanded money, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto.

The victim pulled out her wallet and showed the assailant she had no money, and the man ran toward Austin Street.

According to Cotto, the assailant was described as being possibly Hispanic, between 20 and 25 years old, about six feet tall and wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt and cargo pants.