Hamden Police have made an arrest in the March 2011 armed robbery of a Dixwell Avenue business that left one store employee injured.
An 18-year-old man, whose identity is not being released because he was 17 at the time of the crime, was charged with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, first-degree unlawful restraint, conspiracy to commit first-degree unlawful restraint and carrying a pistol without a permit.
He was arrested on a warrant recently when he was appearing in Meriden Superior Court on unrelated charges.
The most recent arrest stems from an incident that occurred on March 1, 2011 at about 4:45 p.m. when Hamden Police responded to Supplement King at 1423 Dixwell Ave. on the report of an armed robbery.
When officers got there, they found that an employee had suffered an injury to his forehead and left eye, police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said, and a customer sustained facial injuries. Both were treated at the scene by Hamden Fire Rescue and the employee was transported to the Hospital of Saint Raphael.
The investigation found that two people wearing dark clothes and ski masks had entered the store with guns and ordered the employee and the customer to the ground and tied them up with duct tape, Smith said. They pistol whipped the employee and kicked the customer in the face, Smith said, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.
Detective Angelo DeLieto and the department Crime Scene Unit conducted the investigation and developed a suspect, Smith said, and submitted an application for the warrant that was recently served at Meriden Superior Court.
The suspect was held in lieu of $350,000 bond, Smith said.