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.
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“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.