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5/17/2019 - 5/17/19 - Attempted Strong-Arm Robbery – 1191 Dixwell Avenue
May 17, 2019
Captain Ronald Smith
On May 16, 2019 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Hamden Police responded to the parking lot at 1191 Dixwell Avenue on the report of an “attempted strong-arm robbery.”
Investigation revealed that a 22 year-old Hamden resident advised police that she was walking towards Walgreens, when she was attacked by an unknown male. The male, described as a light-skinned black male, 20 to 30 years of age, 6’0 and “possibly bald” “shoved” her to the ground. The male attempted to take her purse. A witness, who observed the attempted robbery, assisted the victim by “pulling the male” off of her. The male subsequently fled on foot towards the Farmington Canal Trail.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Matthew Barbuto of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 287-4807.