A Norwalk Hospital nurse called police late Monday night to report a patient was in the Emergency Department who had been beaten and robbed.
Police questioned the man at the hospital, who told them he was attacked by three males on Hillside Street, which runs behind Benjamin Franklin School.
The 39-year-old victim said he was punched in the face several times and robbed of his wallet, which contained about $500 cash.
The officers reported the man had several injuries on the right side of his face.
The case was turned over to detectives.
Power Equipment Stolen From South Norwalk Contractor
Management of Walsh and Sons Excavating Co., 139 Ely Ave., reported to police Tuesday morning a storage room was burglarized.
They said the break-in occurred between 5 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Access was gained by popping open a latch on a door.
A chain saw and a circular saw were taken, worth a combined $2,500 the company said.
Tow Truck Driver Says Homeowner Punched Him For Speeding
Police were dispatched to the intersection of East Avenue and Sherry Street late Monday afternoon on a report a tow truck driver was assaulted.
The 58-year-old driver told police he was dropping off a man at his home on Elton Ct. whose car he was towing when an irate man who "came out of nowhere" approached him and began berating him for speeding.
He said the man then punched him in the face. The officers reported the man in the tow truck being driven home confirmed the tow truck driver's story.
The irate man, later identified as Joshua Luciano, said he only pointed a finger in the driver's face after the driver used profanity.
Luciano, 42, of 16 Elton Ct., was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. He was released on a promise to appear in court July 5.
Wilton Teen Accused of Stealing Slim Jims and Nutty Bars
Monday evening, a loss prevention employee at Wal-Mart, 650 Main Ave., said a 16-year-old Wilton male was stopped while trying to leave the store without paying for $1.79 worth of Slim Jims and Nutty Bars.
Police said the store was willing to not report the incident if the teen admitted to what he did, but he refused.
The loss prevention employee said he saw the youth enter the store and began following him. He said the youth got two items of clothing, paid for them, and left the store.
The youth then reentered the store with the shopping bag from his previous purchase, the employee said, and put $1.79 worth of Slim Jims and Nutty Bars in it. He was stopped after allegedly walking past the registers.
He was charged with sixth-degree larceny. Police could not provide his name because he is a juvenile.
Reports provided by Norwalk Police. An arrest does not mean a person is guilty of a crime.