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6/7/2023 - 6/7/23 - Robbery Arrest
Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Acting Chief of Police Timothy F. Wydra
Arrest – Robbery – Hamden
On June 5, 2023, Hamden Police Detectives took a 17-year-old Hamden resident into custody and charged him with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery 1st degree. The 17-year-old juvenile was transported to Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court.
These charges were the result of a lengthy investigation into 2 separate Robberies which occurred in December 2022. The first incident occurred on December 22, 2022, at approximately 9:45 pm. Hamden Police Officers investigated a report of an armed robbery on Quentin Street.
The complainant stated that he had been in contact with a male on Facebook Marketplace and made arrangements to purchase a vehicle from him. When the complainant met at the specified location, he was approached by two males wearing ski masks and carrying handguns.
The suspects took the victim’s cash and a backpack containing personal documents. No one was injured during the incident.
The second incident occurred on December 24, 2022, at approximately 1:06 pm. Hamden Police Officers responded to a street robbery involving a firearm on Moulton Street. The complainant stated that he had been in contact with a male on Facebook Marketplace and made arrangements to purchase a vehicle from him. When the complainant met at the specified location, he was approached by two males wearing masks with one carrying a handgun. The suspects took the victim’s cash, wallet, and cell phone. No one was injured during the incident.
The arrest made in these 2 Robbery incidents was the result of Detective Shawn Nutcher’s exceptional and diligent investigative work. I would like to commend him and the other Detectives who worked on these investigations.
The Hamden Police Department would like to remind the community of some very important crime prevention safety tips regarding these types of transactions:
• Understand that some seller profiles or listings on social media may be fraudulent
• Meet in a public place, preferably well-lit and with security cameras
• Have someone with you during any sale transactions
• Do not carry large amounts of cash or any other valuables on your person
• If you sense trouble, leave the area as quick as possible.
• If you are robbed, make personal safety your number one priority. Money and property can be replaced. Please contact the Hamden Police Department by dialing 9-1-1 or calling 203-230-4000.