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Norwalk man nabbed after armed robbery

Scott Seitz2 • Dec 3, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Norwalk police arrested an alleged armed robber Friday after he was identified in a photo lineup.

Randy Soto, 21, of 23 Newton St., Apt. 7-B, allegedly burst into a Newton Terrace apartment on Nov. 18 and robbed three individuals of a total of less than $300, according to Norwalk Police Sgt. Jim Fulton.

"He (Soto) was identified by one of the victims from a photo lineup and through other means," Fulton said.

"He (Soto) would not talk to us and asked for an attorney right away," Fulton added.

Another person could be involved, Fulton said.

"One other person might be charged in this," he said.

Fulton said Soto's original intent for being at the apartment was possibly drug-related but Soto "ended up robbing people."

Soto was charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

"He pointed the gun at the victims -- that's why it's an aggravated robbery charge," Fulton said.

"Soto lives in the apartment complex," Fulton said. "This happened in building A and he lives in B."

Fulton said Soto does have a criminal record, "including stuff in Florida, too."

The gun was not recovered.

"Sgt. Seth Fry did a good job on this case," Fulton added.

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