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Two Tennessee men charged with armed robbery in Stamford

July 31, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD — Two Tennessee men who police say got into a fight at a West Side bar have been charged with armed robbery.

Sgt. Brian Butler said police responded to the Rhumba Cafe around 1 a.m. Monday for a report of a fight with guns and knives.

Butler said a witness told police three people involved in the altercation fled in a green Jeep with Pennsylvania plates.

Police found the victim who said he got into an argument with three men inside the bar over a seat he was holding for a friend. The man said he avoided a physical confrontation, but they were waiting for him when he left the bar, Butler said.

The man said two of the men had a gun and one pointed his weapon at his abdomen and the other pointed the other gun at his head, Butler said. He said the two took his cellphone and fled.

Butler said officers found a Jeep matching the description at the Super 8 Motel on West Avenue.

Butler said the victim and witness identified two of the three men from the robbery.

Police were unable to find a gun or the victim’s phone.

Abdiel Andujar, 27, and Juan Morales Torreblanca, 19, were each charged with first-degree robbery, threatening, assault and conspiracy.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com