September 28, 2023

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14-year-old charged in purse snatching in Hamden

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A 14-year-old has been accused of a handbag snatching in Hamden final week and fleeing in a stolen automobile, police mentioned.

{The teenager} was recognized by police in Hamden, New Haven and Fairfield and has been issued a juvenile summons on fees of conspiracy to commit second-degree theft, second-degree larceny and bank card theft, the Hamden Police Department mentioned late Tuesday.

The theft was reported final Wednesday at about 8 p.m. within the car parking zone of the Dixwell Avenue Worth Ceremony in Hamden, the place a girl mentioned she was strolling towards the constructing when she observed a motorist strategy her from behind, police mentioned. The motive force, who the lady might solely establish as a younger man, reached out of the automobile and grabbed her purse, inflicting her to fall to the bottom, in keeping with Hamden police.

The sufferer suffered a lower to her brow.

Shortly after the theft, a Hamden police officer discovered the sufferer’s bank card had been used at a neighborhood retailer. The officer was in a position to receive images of the suspect utilizing the shop’s video surveillance.

With the help of the New Haven Police Department, investigators had been in a position to establish the license plate of the automobile used within the purse snatching, discovering it had been stolen about two hours prior. Hamden police had been in a position to establish a passenger who was within the automotive.

The 14-year-old driver was then recognized and charged with the help of the Fairfield Police Department.

The teenager is predicted to seem on Monday within the New Haven Superior Court docket for Juvenile Issues.

Hamden police mentioned the investigation stays open and energetic.

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