Census Worker Carjacked and Kidnapped

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    Police have arrested a 14-year-old suspect in the carjacking and kidnapping of a Census Worker in Hamden.

    A Census Bureau worker was the victim of a carjacking in Hamden, and the suspect is just 14-years-old.

    The 50-year-old Hamden resident was sitting in his car, clearly marked with a Census Bureau sign, on Hamden Park Drive Thursday around 6:00 p.m., according to police.

    The victim told police the teen came up to him with a gun and ordered him out of the car, then stole money from him.

    Jumping in the car, the teen sped away, but returned a short time later and ordered the victim to drive him to the First Street area, police said.

    The teen jumped out of the car at First Street and fled on foot.

    Working with several leads, police arrested the 14-year-old suspect around 9:00 p.m. Thursday night.

    He is charged with carjacking, first-degree kidnapping with a firearm, first-degree robbery and larceny.  Police did not release the teen's identity because of his age.