Two Juveniles Charged in Street Robbery

The two, one from Hamden, the other from New Haven, allegedly stole a cell phone and threatened to shoot the victim Sunday night, according to police.


Two juveniles -- one from New Haven and the other a Hamden resident -- were arrested Sunday night after allegedly stealing a cell phone from a Hamden teen after threatening to shoot him.

At about 7 p.m. Sunday police got a report of a street robbery in the area of 953 Dixwell Ave, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith. 

Officers found that the victim, a 16-year old Hamden resident, was eating inside a Hamden restaurant when he was approached by the two juveniles, Smith said. 

"When he left the restaurant, the juveniles stole his cell phone. The juveniles then allegedly threatened to shoot him," Smith said. "Moments later, Officer Mark Sheppard observed the two juveniles walking near Alling Street...after further investigation, they were arrested. The victim’s cell phone was recovered."

The 17-year-old New Haven resident and 15-year-old Hamden resident were both charged with second-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. Both are scheduled to appear in New Haven Juvenile Court on Dec. 11.

Officer Michael DiMaria conducted the investigation, Smith said.

Ted B November 26, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Why do kids think a cell phone is worth the trouble? This is getting worse and worse. It's getting so you can't be on the streets of southern Hamden anymore. It's not fair to the people who live in that part of town.
nick November 26, 2012 at 08:59 PM
totally agree and plus there to dumb to realize that all the smartphones have tracking apps so as soon as you take it i can get any other smartphone and find where you went. and if its not a smartphone then idk why you'd want it. if you cant afford a prepaid phone for your drug deals you might as well just blast yourself...
Don Charles November 26, 2012 at 09:20 PM
And we are paying for them to eat and live rent free. All you Obama voters this is what you are bringing on us for now and the future. Be they white, black hispanic etc they are just all takers and do nothings.
Matt Corcoran November 27, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Good work Officer Sheppard.


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