Stamford police: Boy’s bike robbed at gunpoint in park – Connecticut News

Stamford police: Boy’s bike robbed at gunpoint in park – Connecticut News


STAMFORD — Two men have been charged with stealing a 12-year-old’s bicycle at gunpoint in Leone Park.

Eli Castillo-Zavala, 24, and Michael Steven Cortez, 19, have each been charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Castillo-Zavala, who police believe pulled the gun on the juvenile, was held in lieu of a $100,000 court appearance bond, Sgt. Chris Broems said.

Broems said the boy and his mother reported he was on his bike when he was approached by five men about 7 p.m. July 18.

The boy said they demanded his bike as one of the men pulled a gun from his waistband and held it to his head, Broems said.

The gunman rode off with the bike and the others fled. Broems said security camera footage led police to the suspects.

Broems said this type of robbery, especially involving such a young victim, is rare in Stamford.

“They did not have to do it and it caused the victim to be traumatized,” Broems said. “He just wanted the bike.”

Jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com;

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