Andrew Perry is accused of attacking a 62-year old man. Perry's grandmother was the one to call police.
New Haven police arrested a 21-year-old man accused of assaulting and robbing a resident of his grandmother’s senior housing complex.
New Haven police went to Fountain Heights B'nai B'rith Senior Housing, at 345 Fountain Street, at 8:23 a.m. on Thursday after receiving a 911 from the grandmother of the suspect, who reported a man had been badly beaten.
When police arrived, a woman was tending to the victim, Oleg Yarovinskiy, a 62-year-old resident of the senior center, and was trying to control the bleeding from several wounds to his head and face.
Yarovinskiy told police that he had come home after dropping his wife off at work and a man approached him in the lot, said his grandmother lives there and asked if he could borrow his cell phone to call her.
Yarovinskiy gave the phone to the man, who made a call then returned the phone, police said.
Moments later, the man walked back over to the victim.
His hand was wrapped in an article of clothing. He claimed he was holding a gun and demanded the car keys, police said.
Yarovinskiy held onto the keys as the robber repeatedly punched him in the head and knocked him to the ground, according to police, who said the assault continued until Yarovinski lost his grip on the keys.
The attacker fled in Yarovinskiy’s red Honda.
Police said the officer knew the suspect, Andrew Perry, from previous dealings and set off on a search for him.
A few moments later, he spotted the victim's car on Hill Top Road, radioed in his findings and pursued Perry.
Perry fled, police said, and got out of the car on Valley Street.
Police ran after him and a resident told police she believed the man they were after was hiding under her porch.
Officers apprehended Perry after pulling him out from under the porch.
He fought the officers, but police were able to handcuff him.
His grandmother told police she'd heard the earlier commotion coming from the lot, looked outside and saw her grandson committing the crime, so said called phoned 911, according to a news release from police.
An ambulance brought Yarovinskiy to Yale- New Haven Hospital, where he was treated in the emergency department's trauma room. He was listed in stable condition and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Perry was and charged with first-degree robbery, car-jacking, larceny 2nd, larceny 3rd, breach of peace, criminal mischief 1st, resisting arrest, engaging police in pursuit, reckless driving, evading responsibility, driving the wrong way, disobeying the signal of an officer and running a stop sign.
He was also served with three outstanding warrants charging him with robbery 3rd, burglary 3rd, larceny 2nd, unlawful restraint 2nd, interfering with a 911 call, threatening 2nd, criminal Trespass 1st, breach of peace.
Violation of probation, two counts of failure to appear 1st, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of criminal possession of a pistol and risk of injury to a child.