Police have arrested the 45-year-old man accused of stealing a shoes from a store in Hamden and pushing the loss prevention officer who confronted him, then forcing his way into a senior citizen's car last week.
According to police, Daniel Mallory, of Meriden, shoplifted a pair of sneakers from the Bob's store at 2300 Dixwell Avenue last Tuesday, May 5. He pushed a loss prevention officer on his way out and threatened to assault him.
Police said Mallory then forced his way into the car of a 75-year-old man. He made the elderly driver get out in the area of Dixwell Avenue and Connolly Parkway and drove the man's car from the scene, according to police.
Officers took Mallory into custody in North Haven two days later after receiving a tip that he was walking on State Street, police said.
Mallory was charged with third-degree robbery and sixth-degree larceny. He was released after posting $1 million bond and is due in court May 21.