Suspect arrested for robbery & assault

Alonzo Jamal Sloan, 40, assault and robbery suspect

Bridgeport, Conn. (WTNH) – It may be a social sharing website but police in Bridgeport say Facebook led to one man’s arrest.

Alonzo Jamal Sloan, 40, of Bridgeport is charged with third-degree robbery, unlawful restraint and third-degree assault.

Police say the victim was brought to a market on Stratford Avenue back on January 27.  As soon as he got out of the car, a hostile crowd began taunting him.   The victim then went into the store and was confronted by a man when he tried to leave.  The man robbed him and then punched the victim in the head.

Other people filmed what was happening and someone posted it on Facebook.

Using that video and video collected from surveillance cameras, police created a series of pictures and distributed them to officers working on the East Side and East End.

After several days one of the officers spotted a man who fit the description of the suspect.  After he was taken into custody, police say Sloan admitted he was the man on the video seen robbing and hitting the victim.

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