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Stamford Teen Charged In Armed Robbery Caught On Video

Stamford Police charged a 19-year-old with taking part in a robbery last month, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Stamford Police charged a 19-year-old with taking part in a robbery last month, according to the Stamford Advocate. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. — A 19-year-old Stamford resident was charged with taking part in an armed robbery on West Broad Street in early April after police obtained a video of the robbery, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Police told the Stamford Advocate that an officer identified one of two robbers in the video of the April 8 robbery as Ricky Harkness. After being confronted with the video, Harkness confessed to taking part in the robbery, according to the Stamford Advocate.

The robbery took place at around 10 p.m. on West Broad Street near Stephen Street, the Stamford Advocate reported. The victim was a teenager who was sitting on a porch when Harkness and another suspect approached him, the Stamford Advocate reported. Harkness's companion then pulled out a gun and hit the teen in the face before the two ran off with cash, the victim's cell phone and the victim's wallet, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Harkness was charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to the Stamford Advocate. Police told the Stamford Advocate that the accomplice was described as a black man in his mid-20s who was about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a medium build.

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