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Bridgeport Police Seek 3 Suspects Who Mugged Pedestrian, Took iPhone, Cash

Main Street and Hillview Street in Bridgeport
Main Street and Hillview Street in Bridgeport Photo Credit: Google Maps

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating three suspects who mugged a man walking near the intersection of Main Street and Hillview Street on Tuesday night, a spokesman said.

On Tuesday at 10:23 p.m., police officers responded to a call about a robbery, said Kevin Coughlin, a Bridgeport public safety spokesman.

The victim told officers that while walking to his home from the bus stop on Main Street, he was approached by three suspects who cornered him, Coughlin said.

Then two of the three suspects brandished what looked to be black firearms and ordered the victim to give up his wallet and phone, he said.

One suspect attempted to hit the victim with the weapon, but the victim was able to defend himself and noticed that the firearm was not real, Coughlin said. The victim was not injured.

The three suspects took the victim’s iPhone, wallet, and $250 in cash and fled north on Main Street, he said.

Police canvassed the area with additional units, but the suspects were not found.

Two of the three suspects were described as 5-foot-8 black men with slender builds, Coughlin said. The third suspect was a 5-foot-8 Hispanic man with a slender build. All three were wearing jeans and dark hoodies pulled around their faces.

The victim said he was able to track his stolen white, iPhone, and police were following up on that lead, Coughlin said.

Police are asking for anyone with information on this incident to call the Bridgeport Police Department at 203-576-1311.

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