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Robbery Suspects Captured After Stabbing, Chase

Robbery Suspects Lead New Haven Police on Chase

Police say three people in an SUV robbed and slashed a man in New Haven before fleeing police. (Published Friday, Jan. 15, 2016)

Two men and a woman are in police custody, accused of robbing a man and stabbing him several times, then leading New Haven Police on a chase from New Haven, through a college campus, to Hamden and back again.

A witness called police when he heard a commotion, then saw a group stab a man before driving away, police said.

The robbery and stabbing happened at Parmelee Avenue and Porter Street around 3 a.m. on Friday and the victim was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The victim identified one of the attackers as "Shy" and said he handed over money when the robbers demanded it, but "Shy" stabbed him anyway.

He was also able to give officers a description of the vehicle involved and a partial plate, so police spotted the red SUV a short time later.

The suspects led police on a low-speed chase that went through the Southern Connecticut State University campus, into Hamden and back into New Haven before they abandoned the car at the intersection of Shelton Avenue and Star Street, police said.

All three suspects were taken into custody after running from the car. 

Police identified the suspects as Jeffrey Carlton Evans, 40, of New London, Kourtney Thomas, 27, of New Haven, and Douglas Buster, 43, of New Haven. Buster, who had an outstanding warrant, gave a false name, police said.

A police dog caught one of the suspects and bit the person and all three were taken to the hospital to get checked out, police said. One was checked out for the injury sustained while he was being apprehended. Another suffers from asthma and another has gout, police said.

Police said the victim never reported the attack and reported that several hundred dollars were taken.