3 arrested for attempted armed robbery, hate crime

Robert Anderson

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Stamford police have arrested three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery and a hate crime.

It happened on West Broad Street at the intersection of Schulyer Avenue around 2:30 on Sunday morning. Police say the 26-year-old Hispanic victim and his two friends were approached by several black males and one white male. One of the suspects, 19-year-old Joseph Baker, held a gun to the victim’s head and demanded money.

Police say 22-year-old Robert Anderson, who the victim identified as the white male, told the victim that he did not like Hispanic people and they “need to be kicked out of the neighborhood.” Police say he then turned to Baker and said “give me the gun so I can shoot him.” Another man, 21-year-old Danny Turkvan Jr. was also there.

The victim told the suspects he and his friends did not have any money and the three suspects left heading toward Schuyler Avenue.

Police say after the victim called police, they located the suspects near Smith Street. They say Baker tried to run, but officers caught up to him.

All three suspects were arrested. Police say they recovered two weapons upon their arrest.

Baker was charged with possession of a pistol without a permit, criminal use of a firearm, three counts of first-degree criminal attempt at robbery, conspiracy, and interfering.

Anderson was charged with first-degree criminal attempt at robbery, conspiracy, interfering, and intimidation based on bigotry and bias.

Turkvan Jr. was charged with interfering.


Joe Baker
Joe Baker

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