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11/2/2016 - Bridgeport Police Buy Teenage Robbery Victim New Bicycle



Police Department                     Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Chief Armando J. Perez             Bridgeport, CT


For Immediate Release                                                                             For More Information:

November 2, 2016                                       Av Harris (203) 814-7992

-Press Release-

Bridgeport Police Officers Buy Youth Robbery Victim New Bicycle

Kyle Marrero, 14, was Robbed of his Bicycle and Assaulted October 16th; Officers Investigating the Incident Purchased New Bike for the victim

Bridgeport Bridgeport Police Chief Armando “AJ” Perez and Mayor Joe Ganim today presented a new bicycle to Bridgeport teenager Kyle Marrero, who was the recent victim of an assault and robbery on October 16, 2016 in the city. 


“Kyle is a good kid and this is the least we could do to cheer him up and get him back out riding his bike where he belongs,” said Chief Perez.  “We have zero tolerance for anyone in this city who would do violence or intimidate someone out having a good time just to steal their possessions.  But while we’re out every day investigating crimes and dealing with bad actors, we also do what we can to help out the victims of crime and that is what we are here for – to serve the residents of Bridgeport.  I commend the generosity of our detectives who out of the goodness of their hearts were able to arrange Kyle a new bike.  They are true role models to their colleagues and our community.”


During the robbery, two male perpetrators assaulted the 14 year-old victim Kyle Marrero, said they had a gun, and stole his bike.  Bridgeport Police detectives assigned to the robbery squad responded to the scene to investigate the robbery. Upon learning of the theft and meeting with the Marrero’s mother, the  detectives took the initiative to purchase a new bicycle for the Marrero.  Detectives Michael Fiumidinisi and Frank Delbouno arranged for a local bike shop, Spoke and Wheel on East Main Street, to build a new bike and it was given to Marrero today. Both detectives are supervised by Joseph Sergeant Adiletta.