STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A string of violent attacks in Stamford has left some people afraid to go out at night, and police say these attacks have been carried out by children.READ MORE: Columbia University Student Davide Giri Stabbed To Death Near Morningside Park; Suspected Gang Member In Custody, Sources Say
A roving gang of young people has been targeting Hispanic immigrants and robbing them, police said.
Police said they believe the suspects are targeting victims they see as unlikely to contact authorities because of their residency status, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported Friday.
Community members echoed that sentiment.
“Sometimes they are afraid to call the police because they do not have legal status in this country. That’s the problem,” restaurant manager Ludin Lopez told CBS 2’s Lou Young.