Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Sean J. Dolan – Public Information Officer
PIO #: 22-029
On March 18, 2022 at approximately 3:00 PM, Hamden Police Officers responded to the Hamden Plaza, 2100 Dixwell Avenue, on a reported carjacking of a 74 year-old female. The victim was placing her purchases into the car, when she was violently thrown to the ground from behind. The victim was transported from the scene to the hospital. She remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed that three suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle. The suspects arrived in another stolen vehicle, which was recovered by police at the crime scene. The recovered stolen vehicle is suspected of being involved in a theft of a pocketbook from a vehicle, which was pumping gas a short time earlier. Police in New Haven later recovered the carjacking victim’s vehicle.
Detectives from the Hamden Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit are actively working on the investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hamden Police Department at 203-230-4000. Callers may remain anonymous.