Hamden gas station robbed at gunpoint

By Aliza Gray

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A 19-year-old Hamden man was robbed and assaulted by an unknown assailant at gunpoint last Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Citgo gas station located at 1978 State St. near the Department of Motor Vehicles office, WTNH reported.

The perpetrator is still on the loose according to Hamden Police Department.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. Hamden police arrived on the scene after receiving reports of an armed robbery.

The teenage gas station employee told authorities that he was walking home after closing the gas station when the assailant appeared, pressed a gun to his stomach and demanded money. The robber pistol whipped the victim and forced him to reopen the gas station and empty the cash register.

After taking the money, he fled towards Franklin Street. Police officers searched the area but did not find him. The perpetrator is described as male, 5-feet-9-inches to 6-feet tall and about 40 years old.

Anyone with information should call the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4000.

Hamden, homepageShayla Colon