Man Robbed Teenage Girl at Bus Stop in Hamden: Police

Hamden Police

Hamden police have arrested a man who is accused of robbing a 17-year-old girl as she was waiting for a bus in Hamden in January. 

Police said they have arrested 20-year-old Howard Bookert, of Hamden, in connection with a robbery at North and Warren streets on Jan. 11. 

Police said a 17-year-old West Haven girl was waiting at a bus stop for a bus when Bookert and two other people approached her and Bookert hit her hand, causing her cell phone to fall to the ground, then grabbed the phone and all three ran off.  

Bookert was seen in New Haven on Aug. 24 and New Haven police arrested him and turned him over to the Hamden Police Department, police said. 

Bookert was charged with Robbery in the third degree and larceny in the sixth degree. 

He was held on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Sept. 7.

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