(Bridgeport, CT – Oct. 21, 2013) – Two men face assault and robbery charges in connection with an incident Friday in the Hollow neighborhood.
Officers Jeremy Kelly and Adam Rozum located the victim and a witness at the intersection of Frank and Linen streets just after 7 p.m.
The victim and witness reported that the victim was assaulted by two males who were armed with a baseball bat and a sock that contained a hard object. They fled with cash and a phone.
The officers followed the witness for several blocks and observed the two suspects standing on a porch on Center Street. Police detained the men and recovered a baseball bat and white gym sock that contained a cue ball. Hector Orlando Ortega Garcia, 34, and Michael Sanchez, 31, both of Bridgeport, were charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, and fifth-degree larceny. They were each held on $100,000 bond.