Three teenagers -- two of them Hamden residents -- were arrested Monday after allegedly trying to rob another teen of her cell phone on Morse Street.
At about 8:30 p.m. Hamden police received a report of a street robbery in the area of Dixwell Avenue and North Street, according to police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.
There they found the 14-year-old victim who told police that she was walking on Morse Street when seven people stopped her and tried to take her cell phone, Smith said. She was able to get away from them, he said, but not before they took her headphones.
"Moments later, Officers Matthew Barbuto and Michael Nawrocki observed two of the individuals allegedly responsible in the area of Hamden Park Drive," Smith said in a release on the incident. "They were arrested after further investigation. The third individual allegedly responsible for the robbery was arrested shortly thereafter."
The three, two 16-year-old Hamden girls and one 17-year-old New Haven boy, were charged with third-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit third-degree robbery and criminal attempt to commit third-degree robbery. One of the girls also was charged with interfering with a police officer, according to Smith.
The two girls are both scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven, one of June 11 and the other on June 12.
The 17-year-old boy is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on June 12.