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Fairfield Police: Text Of 'Armed Robbery' Greatly Exaggerated

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Fairfield Police Department Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police officers who rushed to a report of an armed robbery at Village Bagels Tuesday found they were part of a big misunderstanding.

A 22-year-old was waiting for his order inside the Post Road eatery just before 1:30 p.m. when his 21-year-old friend waiting in a car outside texted him to find out why it was taking so long, police said.

The 22-year-old texted back that the shop’s employees were being robbed at gunpoint, police said.

The friend believed him and quickly called 911 to report the crime.

Four units responded — only to find the text was a joke.

Officers lectured the young men on how the situation could have gone tragically awry, then sent them on their way.

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