New Haven Men Assault, Try to Rob Teen: Police

Two New Haven men are facing charges after pushing an 18-year-old to the ground, punching him and demanding his money, according to police.

Police said 31-year-old Tyrell Justin Terry and 23-year-old Jonathen Tyrese Hollby confronted the teen near the intersection of Blake and Whittlesey streets in New Haven around 5 p.m. Nov. 6.

They knocked him down and punched him, ordering the teen to hand over cash. When they found his pockets were empty, they told him to leave, according to police.

Officers saw two men matching the suspects’ descriptions running into a home at 77 Blake Street. They surrounded the house and found the suspects hiding in a second-floor bedroom, police said.

Terry and Hollby were arrested and charged with second-degree assault and second-degree attempted robbery.

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