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12/23/2019 - 12/23/19-Attempted Street Robbery - Box Cutter - 852 Dixwell Avenue

NEWS RELEASE


Date: December 23, 2019

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-176

On December 22, 2019 Hamden Police responded to Hamden Laundromat, 852  Dixwell Avenue on the report of a “customer dispute. Upon arrival, officers quickly learned that an attempted street robbery had occurred.

Investigation revealed that the victim exited his vehicle and entered the laundromat. He was followed by an individual, described as a black male, 30’s, 6’, goatee, wearing a red jacket. The individual demanded money from the victim, while brandishing a box cutter. The victim refused, at which time the individual “gestured to his waist line”, indicating that he was in the possession of a firearm. When an employee called police, the individual fled on foot southbound on Dixwell Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department at (203) 230-4000.


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