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6/10/2020 - 6/10/20-Attempted Armed Street Robbery - 2300 Dixwell Avenue and Armed Street Robbery - Stolen Vehicle - 2987 Whitney Avenue
NEWS RELEASE

Date: June 10, 2020

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 20-69

On June 10, 2020 at approximately 7:15p.m. Hamden Police responded to the parking lot of 2300 Dixwell Avenue on the report of an attempted armed robbery.

Investigation revealed that a female was loading items into her motor vehicle in the parking lot, located near Walmart. She was approached by “2 black male teens” who pointed a firearm at her. They demanded the keys to her vehicle. The female victim refused and subsequently contacted police. The males fled in a black Nissan Rogue.

Moments later, the same individuals committed an armed street robbery in the parking lot, located at 2987 Whitney Avenue. The suspects again pointed a firearm at a female victim. The victim “screamed”, while dropping her purse and the keys to her vehicle. The suspects subsequently stole her vehicle. They engaged officers in a pursuit into New Haven. The pursuit was subsequently terminated on Whalley Avenue for safety reasons.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Marks at (203) 230-4050.

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