Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Sean J. Dolan – Public Information Officer
PIO #: 22-008
On 01/31/22 at approximately 10:30 PM, Hamden Police responded to the parking lot of Stop & Shop, 2335 Dixwell Avenue, on the report of an attempted armed robbery. The victim was in his parked vehicle, when a suspect opened the unlocked car door and brandished a firearm. The suspect demanded his belongings and the victim yelled for help. The suspect was reportedly wearing black clothing, a black mask and fled in a black SUV. No injuries were reported and nothing was taken from the victim.
On 02/01/22 at approximately 8:30 PM, officers responded to the same parking lot on the report of a theft of a pocketbook. The victim was loading groceries into her parked car. A suspect quickly approached and grabbed her purse from the shopping carriage. The victim was not injured. The suspect fled in a black SUV.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle involved in both incidents is possibly a stolen vehicle. Hamden Police are working in conjunction with area police departments on both investigations.
Hamden Police will continue to maintain an increased presence in the shopping areas along Dixwell Avenue. Anyone with information pertaining to these crimes is encouraged to contact Hamden Police at 203-230-4000.