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Friday, June 21, 2013

Kidnapping, Robbery Suspects ID’d

Calling the suspects armed and dangerous, the Westport Police Department’s Detective Bureau said today it is seeking community input to locate two wanted individuals they say kidnapped, robbed, assaulted and threatened to kill a man they gave a ride to early Wednesday from the East Norwalk train station and let him go in Westport.

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Westport Police are seeking Andrew “Drew” Frank (l),21, of Stamford, and Peter Ferraro Jr., 24, of Norwalk. Westport Police photos

Sought are Peter Ferraro Jr., 24, of 149 East Rocks Road, Norwalk, and Andrew “Drew” Frank, 21, of 99 Highview Ave., Stamford.

Both are charged with first-degree kidnapping, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Ferraro is additionally charged with credit card theft, illegal use of a credit card, and sixth-degree larceny.

Police made no mention today of two females who were initially identified as accomplices in the incident, suggesting they might be cooperating with police.

According to police, the suspects told the victim, who had just gotten off a New Haven Line train, they would drive him for $10. But after taking him through unknown streets, they forced him out of the car and demanded more money.

“The driver demanded more money from the victim at knife point and took the victim’s wallet,” said Capt. Vincent Penna the day of the incident. “The victim was blocked from fleeing by both male suspects.”

The victim was then put back in the car, and the driver asked for his PIN number, police said. When the victim did not provide it, he was struck in the face by someone in the back seat, Penna said.

Police said the other occupants then got out of the car described as a dark colored sedan with a cloth interior, and the Ferraro, still holding the folding knife, drove off with the victim.

“The driver threatened to kill him if he provided wrong PIN numbers to the debit cards in the victim’s wallet,” Penna said. “The victim believed that he was in the area of Wright Street-King’s Highway North when he was let go.”

The victim was released after providing Ferraro his PIN number. Ferraro later used the ATM card at two local bank locations, police said

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