HAMDEN, Conn. — Hamden Police responded to a Honda CRV theft at a parking lot at 2200 State Street around 9:15 am on Saturday. Officials found the car unoccupied with the keys in the ignition and idling.
Shortly after, police said they responded to a stolen Nissan Rogue call at 1600 Dixwell Avenue. Detectives identified the car owner as a female who had an infant inside her car. The victim was having issues with her credit card and was distracted when a man entered her vehicle and fled southbound.
Officials say an hour later, a male witness reported suspicious activity in the areas of Dixwell Avenue and Homestead Avenue.
According to the testimony, a Nissan Rogue driver was “beeping it’s horn frantically.” The witness then saw a man coming out of the car and ran towards an awaiting Honda CRV to flee at a high-speed rate, southbound on Dixwell Avenue.
The witness approached the abandoned Nissan Rogue and found the infant strapped in a car seat. The seven-month-old infant appeared unharmed.
Hamden Police is investigating. Anyone with information is to contact (203) 230-4000.