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1/14/2021 - 1/14/21-Arrest of 16 Year Old - Robbery in the 1st Degree - Carjacking - Helen Street


Date: January 14, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-08

On January 12, 2021, Hamden Police responded to a Helen Street residence on the report of a carjacking.

The 26 year-old victim stated that he was “warming up” his motor vehicle, when a black BMW pulled alongside. Two males exited the vehicle and approached him. One of the males approached the driver’s side door and pointed a firearm at him. The other male searched the vehicle. The victim’s vehicle, wallet and cell phone were stolen. There were no reported injuries.

Throughout the day, members of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division, in close collaboration with the New Haven Police Department, investigated the carjacking. Officers gathered information, which led them to the residence of a New Haven juvenile. Further investigation revealed that the juvenile, was in fact responsible for the carjacking and that he had threatened the victim with a weapon. Evidence of the crime was located at the juvenile’s residence.

Hamden Police arrested a 16-year-old New Haven resident. He was charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and Larceny in the 1st Degree. He is scheduled to appear at Juvenile Court in New Haven on January 25, 2021. He was released to his guardian.


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