Hamden police investigating two robberies at gunpoint

Photo of Peter Yankowski

HAMDEN — Police are investigating after two people were robbed on the street at gunpoint within hours of each other Wednesday.

Police were first called to Blue Hills Avenue around 7:45 a.m.

There a 29-year-old woman working as a nanny said a “young male” approached her in a driveway.

“The male pointed a firearm at her, while demanding her personal belongings,” Capt. Ronald Smith said.

The woman gave up her purse and the suspect attempted to steal her vehicle before fleeing “with several other juveniles” in a red Honda.

They were seen heading toward Church Street.

At 10:21 a.m., police were summoned to Battis Road for another report of an armed street robbery. There, a driver told police she had parked by the side of the road to make a call when a male approached her.

“The male placed a firearm ‘to her temple’ and demanded her belongings,” Smith said.

The woman gave him her purse with money and credit cards, and the male suspect fled on foot.

He was described as dressed in dark clothing and was seen heading south on Battis Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Donald Remillard at 203-230- 4052.