New Britain

Police Arrest Suspect in New Britain Armed Robbery

Police arrested a man after a woman said she was robbed in New Britain Friday night.

The woman said she was walking on Main Street when a man displaying a handgun demanded money from her, police said.

The woman ran to her car to escape the man and was not injured in the incident, according to police.

Officials checked nearby surveillance cameras and found an image of the suspect on a bicycle.

Police said they located 49-year-old Secundino Velasquez, of New Britain, with information received by the public Saturday night.

Velazquez faces charges including first degree attempt to commit robbery and second degree attempt to commit larceny. 

He was held on a $500,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned Aug. 12.

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