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4/8/2019 - 4/8/19-Street Robbery - Elderly Victim - Dixwell Avenue and North Street
NEWS RELEASE

Date:  April 8, 2019
  
Contact:  Captain Ronald Smith

Phone:  (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-50
 

 
On April 7, 2019 at approximately 10:30a.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Dixwell Avenue and North Street on the report of a street robbery.

Investigation revealed that a 67 year-old Hamden resident was walking to her nearby church, southbound on Dixwell Avenue. She was approached by a black male, who was riding a “mountain bike.” He subsequently “ripped” her purse from her shoulder and fled southbound. The purse contained several hundred dollars and personal items. The elderly victim was not injured.

Hamden Police searched the surrounding area for the suspect. The search was unsuccessful. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Jeremy Brewer of the Hamden Police Department Patrol Division at (203) 230-4030.  

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