Hamden police are investigating an armed robbery and attack on the street Monday night.
Police said officers responded to Fairview Avenue and Fitch Street around 9 p.m. and the victim, a 23 year-old man, said he was walking east on Arch Street when a man with a gun pulled a chain off of his neck and stole his cellular telephone.
During the ensuing altercation, the robber hit the victim’s head with the gun several times and he suffered injuries to his head and eye, police said.
The robber was last observed running on Arch Street. He is around 5-feet-9, 175 pounds and was wearing in a black hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information should call Detective Jomo Crawford of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4040.