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Two Charged With Robbing Norwalk Man They Met Through Social Media

Norwalk Police have set up an E-Commerce Safe Zone in their parking lot for people to conduct transactions initiated online.
Norwalk Police have set up an E-Commerce Safe Zone in their parking lot for people to conduct transactions initiated online. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

NORWALK, Conn. — Police have arrested two men accused of assaulting and robbing a Norwalk man who had initially met them online and met up to buy a cell phone, according to the Hour.

The man told police that he had contacted someone over social media and arranged to meet them last week to buy the cell phone, according to the Hour. When he met up with them on Novak Street on Thursday afternoon, he was knocked down and his money was taken, the Hour reported.

Police told the Hour that they were able to track the suspects through their social media accounts, and they were identified by a school resource officer as 18-year-old Angel Garcia of Bridgeport and 19-year-old Anthony Hall of Stamford.

Warrants were issued for the two, and Garcia was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery, the Hour reported. Hall was arrested Sunday and charged with third-degree assault, second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery, according to the Hour.

Norwalk Police are reminding residents that a designated E-Commerce Safe Zone has been set up in the parking lot of police headquarters at 1 Monroe St.

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