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Police Search for Suspect Linked to Robbery, Sexual Assault



    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016)

    Police are searching for the man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in Hamden, Connecticut, on Monday. 

    Hamden Police responded to a report of a woman being attacked at an apartment building on Mix Avenue at 3:30 p.m. 

    The woman did not know the man who followed her into the foyer of the apartment when she was buzzed into the building, pointed what appeared to be a gun at her and shoved her into a nearby stairwell, where he inappropriately touched her, then stole her pocketbook, according to Hamden Police. 

    “She didn’t do anything wrong. This person followed her right in, followed right behind her,” Chief Thomas Wydra, of Hamden Police, said. 

    The man is described as muscular. He is 5-feet-10, appeared to be in his 30s and was wearing a T-shirt, shorts and weightlifting gloves. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joseph Liguori, of the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Division, at (203) 230-4040. 

    Police are also encouraging owners of apartment complexes to add security cameras. 

    “This is not new technology. This is technology we all should be embracing as a way to deter crime, prevent crime and make people feel safer,” Wydra said.