Man Stabbed During Robbery Attempt in Hamden

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man accused of stabbing and trying to rob another man in the parking lot of a Hamden market on Sunday afternoon.

Richard Moore-Taylor, 32, of Butler Street in New Haven, was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and second-degree larceny.

Police said Moore-Taylor tried to rob the 53-year-old victim outside the P&M Corner Mart at 192 Butler Street in Hamden while the man was getting out of his car around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The victim told Moore-Taylor he would hand over some cash after making a purchase at the convenience store. As the victim was leaving the store, a fight broke out and Moore-Taylor stabbed the victim repeatedly in the chest, stomach and arm, according to police.

Police said Moore-Taylor tried to steal the victim's car but couldn't put it in gear.

First responders found the victim bleeding profusely and rushed him into emergency surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Police described his injuries as non-life threatening.

Police spotted Moore-Taylor running southbound on Butler Street and took him into custody.

He was held on $250,000 bond and is due in court July 27.

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