Suspects in burglary and home invasions at same Norwalk address arraigned

Two young men went before a judge Thursday in connection with two home invasions and a burglary at the same address in Norwalk. Joseph Nunez-Tibercio, 19, of Norwalk, and Aneudy Martinez, 22, of the Bronx, were arraigned in Stamford Superior Court on several charges.

Marissa Alter

Jul 13, 2023, 11:14 PM

Updated 311 days ago

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Two young men went before a judge Thursday in connection with two home invasions and a burglary at the same address in Norwalk. Joseph Nunez-Tibercio, 19, of Norwalk, and Aneudy Martinez, 22, of the Bronx, were arraigned in Stamford Superior Court on several charges.
Police said all three incidents involved the same victims who live at a rooming house on Lexington Avenue.
“You have a home where people are coming in and out all the time, whether it's guests or residents that are living there. It was an easier target, unfortunately,” Sgt. Sofia Gulino told News 12.
Nunez-Tibercio, Martinez, and a third man who’s not been identified yet, are accused of breaking into a friend’s room and two other rooms at the residence on May 22. According to their arrest warrants, the crime happened after the suspects had hung out there and stayed over the night before. They stole over $8,000 and damaged a TV, the warrants said.
The victims filed a report the next day, May 23, which police said led Nunez-Tibercio to go back to the home that night.
“This defendant is alleged to have returned to the home with another individual, armed with a firearm, threats were made about speaking to police, guns were pointed at people and more items were taken,” Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Mike Nemec told the court during Nunez-Tibercio’s appearance.
Police said in that instance, the suspects stole cash and a jacket, which the victims reported the next day.
It wasn’t until July 8 that police got a call about another home invasion at the same location. Nunez-Tibercio returned just after 2 a.m. with an unknown accomplice and a gun and woke up one of the victims before stealing cash, according to the warrant.
“The victim was struck with that firearm, colloquially called being ‘pistol whipped’ and they were robbed again, a third time. Again, threats were made against people's lives,” Nemec stated in court, as he argued for bond to be set at $500,000.
Nunez-Tibercio’s public defender pushed for a $100,000 bond. “That's more than sufficient to secure his presence in court. He’s not going anywhere,” said April Pramer.
Nunez-Tibercio is charged with burglary/conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal mischief/conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, home invasion/conspiracy to commit home invasion, robbery/conspiracy to commit robbery, larceny/conspiracy to commit larceny, intimidation of a witness/conspiracy to commit intimidation of a witness. Martinez is charged with burglary/conspiracy to commit burglary and criminal mischief/conspiracy to commit criminal mischief.
The judge called these serious allegations and noted Nunez-Tibercio has pending gun charges out of New York, making him a potential public safety risk. She ordered bond be set at $500,000 for Nunez-Tibercio and $25,000 for Martinez. If they post bond, they will be on house arrest with GPS monitoring. Both men return to court Aug. 11.
Nunez-Tibercio's mother and sister were at his arraignment. They told News 12 they can't speak to the first two incidents, but that he was them all day on July 8 and could not have done that.
Police said investigators continue to work the case. “We have been requesting that our community comes forward to assist the detectives if they have any additional information, if they're familiar with these two individuals, know further details or anything else about those incidents at that residence,” said Gulino.
The public can reach out directly to Detective Matthew Nyquist at 203-854-3034 and Detective Richard Ribisl at 203-854-3181 or call the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111. Anonymous tips can be sent to the Norwalk police website or texted by typing “NORWALKPD” in the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to TIP411 (847411).
Gulino also urged victims of crimes to notify police immediately.
“There is some reluctance sometimes for people to come forward and speak with us, and we would absolutely encourage our community members to come forward immediately. That helps us preserve a scene, that helps us collect evidence more quickly and see if there are any other people who might've been witnesses in the area,” Gulino said.


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