Man charged with assault on elderly woman for July 25 purse snatching

Milford police arrested a West Haven man on a warrant Wednesday, charging him with robbery and assault on an elderly person in connection with a July 25 purse snatching.

Police say that Joshua Gray, 28, of Contact Drive in West Haven is accused of snatching a purse from a woman in the parking lot at Barnes & Noble at 1375 Boston Post Road in July. The elderly woman suffered minor injuries from being dragged by the suspect, police said.

Gray also is accused of stealing a purse from a car in the Adams parking lot at 1365 New Haven Avenue July 23.

Bond was set at $50,000 for the assault, and $500 on the July 23 theft, and Gray was arraigned in court Wednesday.