Teen charged in gunpoint robbery

BRIDGEPORT — a local teen was in custody Monday after police stated he robbed a person at gunpoint.

Tyrique Cunningham, 18, of Carroll Avenue, turned into charged with first-degree robbery, interfering with police, carrying a pistol without a enable and unlawful possession of a protracted journal.

right through Cunningham’s arraignment hearing Monday afternoon, superior courtroom decide Kevin Doyle ordered Cunningham held in lieu of $200,000 and persevered the case to Jan. 5.

Police observed on Friday afternoon, a local man become working below the hood of his motor vehicle on Fifth street when two guys approached him. some of the guys allegedly pointed a huge handgun at the victim and demanded he turn over his automobile keys, police noted.

The guys grabbed the keys and fled, police spoke of.

a short while later, police pointed out officers were patrolling the area once they spotted a man later identified as Cunningham who matched the description of 1 of the robbers. When officers approached the man, police stated he took off running.

The officer caught up with the person after a foot chase via yards, police observed. right through the chase, police spoke of officers saw the man allegedly discard an object. When officers went lower back to the spot, they discovered a handgun loaded with an extended journal, police spoke of.

throughout a subsequent search, police referred to they discovered the sufferer’s automobile keys in Cunningham’s pocket.

Police referred to the sufferer later identified Cunningham because the gunman who robbed him of his keys.