Man Accused of Robbed Taxi Driver at Knifepoint in Hamden

Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a taxi driver at knifepoint about two months ago.

Aaron Johnson, 39, of New Haven, is accused of holding a knife to the cab driver's chest and demanding money while as the taxi approached Newhall Street and Mill Rock Road in New Have, police said. The taxi driver had picked him up at the train station in New Haven.

Johnson ran away with the stolen cash.

The taxi driver had minor hand injuries as a result.

After a lengthy police investigation, officers identified Johnson as the suspect and arrested him on a warrant. Police charged him with first-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and second-degree assault.

He is being held in custody on a $150,000 court-set bond.

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