New Bedford man facing armed robbery charges

Kelvin Ortiz

By Stephanie Vargas

A New Bedford man is facing armed robbery charges after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint Sunday night. 

20 year old Kelvin Ortiz of New Bedford was arrested for armed robbery after police found him hiding  in the shower of his apartment on Philips Road in his underwear and socks with a crack pipe in his hand on August 2nd. Police found a starter pistol on the porch.

Ortiz allegedly went up to a 34 year old North Carolina man who was walking down the street, opened a pouch, showed him what looked like a firearm and demanded money. 

The suspect took the victim's money, wallet, cell phone and credit cards. 

Ortiz is scheduled to be arraigned August 3rd at the New Bedford District Court.

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