15-Year-Old Accused of Stealing Wallet in Hamden

A 15-year-old was arrested for allegedly stealing someone's wallet in Hamden a couple of months ago, police said.

Hamden police responded to the Warner Street area around 5 p.m. on Jan. 12 for a reported robbery. 

Investigators said a man was seen buying items at a local service station with a $100 bill before he was approached by someone trying to sell marijuana. The man agreed to buy the weed and entered an undisclosed vehicle with four other people inside.

The victim told police they were driving to Warner Street when he was "pistol-whipped" and his wallet was stolen. He said he was able to escape by "jumping out of a moving car" and sustained a broken ankle, according to Hamden police. 

An investigation into the incident led to the arrest warrant for a 15-year-old Winchester resident who was taken into custody on Mar. 18.

The teen faces charges that include robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and unlawful restraint. 

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