Dating App Meeting Ends in Robbery in Hamden

Hamden police are trying to identify the two people who robbed a man when he showed up to meet a woman he’d met through a dating app. 

Police said the robbery happened just before midnight Saturday at Dixwell Avenue and North Street. 

The victim, a 30-year-old Hamden men, had “organized a meeting” with a female, using a “dating app” and two men, one of whom had a gun, approached him and demanded his belongings, police said. 

The victim was hit in the back of the head with the firearm and his wallet, money, credit cards and cell phone were stolen. 

One man appeared to be between 18 and 22. He is thin, around 6-foot-1. 

The other appeared to be around the same age. He is thin and around 5-feet-9. Both men wore bandanas covering their mouths. 

Hamden police are investigating. 

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