(Bridgeport, CT – March 21, 2014) – A city teen was arrested for a robbery on his 18th birthday.

Officers Cody Remy and Michael Mazzacco responded to Harral Avenue for an attempted robbery and assault Thursday night. Sgt. Sean Lynch and other officers had arrived moments earlier and observed a male with a wood stick chasing another male.

The man with the stick ended up being the robbery victim. He told police that he has just purchased some eggs and tomatoes at a grocery store and was walking home when he was approached by a group of young males. He was knocked down from behind and members of the group rifled through his pockets and threw the eggs and tomatoes at him.

When one of the youths intimated that he had a weapon, the victim fled with the youths pursuing him. The victim, 36, picked up a small wooden board to protect himself. Police began arriving at that point.

Police detained the victim and the suspect, later identified as Elija Ceesay, 18, of Bridgeport, and through the victim and witnesses compiled an account of what occurred.

Ceesay was charged with first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and interfering with police.

By Alex

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