Second Arrest in Hamden Assault and Car Theft

Hamden police have arrested a second suspect in a car theft and assault case that started at Mohegan Sun Casino in January and ended in Hamden.

Adrian Olivero, 42, of Waterbury, was arrested on Thursday and charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, carjacking and larceny in the third degree. 

This is the second arrest in connection with the assault of a 33-year-old Wolcott woman  who was pushed out of the her moving vehicle on January 8.

Police said they responded to the 3700 block of Whitney Avenue around 2 a.m. on Jan. 8 to investigate a suspicious person report and met with the victim, who told police she’d been attacked and pushed from her car.

She told officers that she had met two people at Mohegan Sun Casino – a bald man with tattoos on the back of his hands, since identified as Olivero and a blonde woman, since identified as Annika Ekbergh-Peek, 30, of Naugatuck. 

The victim, who allowed Olivero to drive her vehicle, sat in the front passenger seat, and Ekbergh-Peek was sitting in the backseat, police said.

The victim told investigators she was assaulted as she sat in the car and was pushed out of the moving vehicle in the area of 3700 Whitney Avenue.

Her face, eye, hand and ankle were injured and she was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated.

Ekbergh-Peek was arrested in April was was convicted of conspiracy to commit assault in the second degree and conspiracy to commit robbery in the second degree, according to online court records. 

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