HAMDEN, Conn. — Hamden police are investigating three robberies that happened Monday morning within a short distance and a short period of time.
Police said between 6:50a.m. and 7:20a.m. Hamden Police responded to two attempted street robberies and one street robbery.
Police released a brief synopsis of the three incidents:
06:50 - Hamden Police responded to 2300 Dixwell Avenue on the report of “suspicious activity.” Investigation revealed that an employee of a local business was exiting her vehicle, when “ a small white vehicle” parked next to her. A “young black male, 14 to 16 years of age, wearing a puffy coat”, emerged from the vehicle and demanded her personal items. She refused and subsequently entered her place of employment.
07:04 - Hamden Police responded to 1941 Dixwell Avenue on the report of an “armed street robbery.” While pumping gas, a customer was approached by a “light-skinned black male, teens, wearing a mask and a puffy coat. The male exited a white vehicle and pointed a firearm at the victim. Nothing was taken from the victim.
07:18 – Hamden Police responded to 2045 Dixwell Avenue on the report of an “armed street robbery.” The victim advised police that a male exited the backseat of a white vehicle and then pointed a firearm at him. His wallet was stolen in the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Andrew Lipford of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4055.
Within the past several weeks there have been several incidents where shots have been fired and there was an carjacking.