Hamden Police arrested a Goodrich Street man Thursday morning in connection with a street robbery that happened in that neighborhood in May.
At about 9:15 a.m., Detectives Brian Stewart and Sean Dolan arrested Johnny Lee Grant Jr. for the street robbery that occurred on May 6, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.
Grant was arrested while walking on Shelton Avenue in New Haven, Smith said. Detective Donald Remillard had earlier submitted an arrest warrant affidavit, which was subsequently approved, to the court for Grant.
Grant, 19, of 360 Goodrich St., was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and third-degree assault.
Grant was held in lieu of $35,000 court set bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on June 28.
Original story posted May 9, 2012:
Hamden Police are investigating an early morning street robbery and assault, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.
In the early morning hours Sunday, police got a report of a street robbery and assault in the area of Goodrich Street and Dixwell Avenue, Smith said.
When officers got there, they found an 18-year-old woman who said she was walking on Goodrich Street when eight black men approached her, Smith said. One, described as about 5'5", heavy set and dressed in black, demanded she hand over her belongings, Smith said, and when she refused, the man grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground.
"While on the ground, she was repeatedly punched in the head," Smith said. "The 18 year-old suffered a head injury. Her personal belongings were taken. The large group fled the area on foot in different directions."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at 203-230-4040.