Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Sean J. Dolan – Public Information Officer
PIO #: 22-011
On February 12, 2022 at approximately 10:15 AM, Hamden Police responded to the Hamden Plaza, 2100 Dixwell Avenue, on an attempted street robbery. The victim, an 83 year-old woman, was knocked to the ground during the attack. She was walking through the parking lot when the suspect attempted to take her purse. She was treated at the scene by Hamden Fire Rescue and transported to the hospital with a serious hip injury.
The suspect was described as a young black male that fled in a dark colored Toyota sedan, occupied by 3 to 4 black males. The preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle involved is a stolen vehicle. Hamden Police are working in conjunction with area police departments on the investigation.
Anyone with information, or that may have witnessed the attempted street robbery, is asked to contact Detective Andrew Lipford of the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 203-230-4055.