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Stamford Man Turns Himself In For Armed Robbery Of Check-Cashing Business

Parim Vrzivoly, 35, is charged with the first-degree robbery of a check-cashing business on Friday in Stamford. He turned himself in to police Monday afternoon.
Parim Vrzivoly, 35, is charged with the first-degree robbery of a check-cashing business on Friday in Stamford. He turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Stamford Police

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a city check-cashing business turned himself in to police late Monday afternoon and held on $200,000 bond.

Parim Vrzivoly, 35, with a last known address of 631 Fairfield Ave., is facing one count each of first-degree robbery, third-degree assault and carrying a pistol without a permit.

He was scheduled to be arraigned in state Superior Court in Stamford on Tuesday. The charges are in connection with the robbery at gunpoint of Mega Express Check Cashing at 341 Main St. where the employees were also assaulted, police said.

As the two female employees opened the business at 7:57 a.m. Friday, a waiting man pulled out a handgun and pushed them to the back of the store, police said.

As the suspect corralled the two employees to the rear of the business, he pointed the gun at them, police said. He then began to strike and kick the employees as he ordered them to open the safe, police said.

The man then removed an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from the safe and ran out toward Wilson Street, police said.

Officers arrived and reviewed video footage and an undisclosed piece of evidence, police said. They quickly focused on Vrzivoly as the suspect and converged on the home at 631 Fairfield Ave. where he was last known to have resided but did not find him at home, police said.

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