Man Stole $200 Worth of Candy, Tried to Punch, Bite Clerk: Hamden Police

Police have arrested a man who is accused of trying to punch and bite the manager of the Save-A-Lot Food Store in Hamden while stealing $200 worth of candy. 

Police said they responded to the Save-A-Lot Food Store at 1125 Dixwell Ave. around 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 to investigate reports of a shoplifting. 

Police identified the suspect as 48-year-old Angel Vega, of New Haven. They said the store manager confronted him when he tried to leave the store with $200 worth of candy and Vega tried to punch and bite the store manager. 

Vega and the store manager fell to the ground during the struggle, police said. 

Vega walked away from the store and police arrested him Vega in the vicinity of Dixwell Avenue. 

Vega was charged with robbery in the third degree and larceny in the sixth degree. 

He was held at police headquarters on a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on April 18. 

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