Police: Danbury man charged following armed robbery on Ives Street

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A Danbury man is facing seven felonies and two misdemeanors after police say he and an unidentified individual robbed someone at gunpoint early Monday morning.

A Danbury man is facing seven felonies and two misdemeanors after police say he and an unidentified individual robbed someone at gunpoint early Monday morning.

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DANBURY — A city man is facing seven felony and two misdemeanor charges after police say he and an unidentified individual robbed someone at gunpoint early Monday morning. 

Officers responded to La Costenita Bar on Ives Street around 12:30 a.m. and learned that an armed robbery had taken place.

The victim told police two people had robbed him at gunpoint and that his wallet and jewelry were taken, according to police.

One of the suspects fled the scene, but the other — Renny Patricio Lusuriaga-Rodas, 25, of Danbury — was detained by a nearby security officer.

Danbury’s public information specialist, Erin Henry, said police have not yet identified the other suspect and are actively investigating the case.

Lusuriaga-Rodas is facing five counts of first-degree threatening, as well as one count of first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny, illegal use of a facsimile firearm and first-degree reckless endangerment.

He was arraigned Monday at state Superior Court in Danbury and remains held on a $150,000 bond, according to court records, which show not guilty pleas entered for all nine charges brought against him.

Lusuriaga-Rodas has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Jan. 5.