Stamford man claims muggers targeted him for having medical marijuana card

Stamford police say a man is recovering after he was allegedly robbed and pistol-whipped, and the victim believes he was targeted because he has a medical marijuana card. Investigators say the incident

News 12 Staff

Sep 27, 2014, 1:44 AM

Updated 3,559 days ago

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Stamford police say a man is recovering after he was allegedly robbed and pistol-whipped, and the victim believes he was targeted because he has a medical marijuana card.
Investigators say the incident occurred at 1 Southfield Ave. at around 3 a.m. Friday morning. Police say it appears the suspects had been watching the man as he was making his way from his car to his front door.
News 12 has learned that the suspects pistol-whipped the man and took his money, cellphone and car keys. They also rummaged through his car, allegedly looking for marijuana.
Authorities say the victim has a medical marijuana card, and he believes the attackers knew this. They say both suspects were wearing bandanas over their faces, so they do not have descriptions of their physical appearance.
The victim suffered a head injury, and was taken to the hospital for stitches. He has since been released.


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