Date: November 3, 2020
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On April 18, 2020 at approximately 4:30a.m. an attempted armed robbery occurred at Sam’s Mobil Gas Station, 3394 Whitney Avenue.
The clerk had advised police that a white male, wearing dark clothing, entered the store, brandishing a firearm. The male demanded the contents of the cash register. The clerk briefly distracted the gunman, while attempting to grab the firearm. The gunman subsequently fled on foot, northbound on Whitney Avenue.
Detective Shawn Nutcher conducted an investigation, which led to the application of an arrest warrant for Alexander Hernandez. The court approved the arrest warrant application.
Hamden Police arrested Alexander Hernandez, 20, of 729 Evergreen Avenue, Hamden. He was charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Robbery in the 2nd Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Hernandez, who was released after posting a $50,000.00 bond, is scheduled to appear at Meriden Superior Court on January 6, 2021.