Date: February 25, 2019
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On February 23, 2019 at approximately 8:15p.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Dixwell Avenue and Morse Street on the report of an armed street robbery.
Investigation revealed that a 25 year-old Branford resident attempted to sell his “PlayStation 4” on an “app.” He was subsequently contacted by a person that was interested in purchasing the item. An arrangement was made to complete the sale in a parking lot, located in the vicinity of Dixwell Avenue and Morse Street.
The victim was met by 2 people, described as black males, 20’s, both having a thin build. One of the subjects took the PlayStation 4 and “walked away laughing.” The second subject pointed a firearm at the victim and threatened to shoot him. They both fled on foot eastbound on Morse Street.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4000.