The victim was near the intersection of Bouscay and Whittlesey Avenues just before 6 p.m. when he cut through the Bouscay Avenue apartment complex in order to stop at a soda machine outside the apartments, according to a Norwalk police report.
“He was approached by a male who requested his money and threatened to cut him if he didn’t give him the money,” police Capt. Eric Hipp said. “The victim did not see a weapon but the male did indicate he had a knife.”
Hipp said the victim said he didn’t know the assailant, who took $35. The victim was not harmed in the encounter.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds with a full, black beard about one to three inches long. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt during the robbery.
Hipp said police have no reason to believe this is a continued threat to the community.
“It’s hard to say, but people should always be aware of their surroundings,” he said. “There’s nothing to indicate this is anything more than a one-time event.”