Two Teens Charged in Attack on Hamden HIgh Student

The student was walking near the Louis Astorino Rink one night when they were attacked by a large group, assaulted and had their cell phone stolen, according to police.


Two Hamden teens are facing charges after a gang of people allegedly attacked a Hamden High School student and robbed them last week.

The 15-year-old student was walking with friends in the area of the Louis Astorino Rink on Mix Avenue behind the school at about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 5 when they were approached by a group of 10 to 15 people, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

"The teen was then punched in the face and knocked to the ground. He was then kicked and punched repeatedly by several members of the large group," Smith said in a release Friday. "Further investigation revealed that during the assault, his cell phone was stolen."

Immediately after the attack, Officers Mark Katz and Robert O’Neill found two of the people allegedly responsible for the robbery and assault in the area of the Hamden Plaza and arrested them, Smith said.

The two,  a 17- and 16-year-old Hamden resident, were both charged with second-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, conspiracy to commit third-degree assault, second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny.

They are scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court in New Haven on Oct. 12.

Pam October 12, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Probably the same punks who caused the trouble at the carnival.
LINDA October 15, 2012 at 03:11 PM
LINDA October 15, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Where are the patrol cars when a group that big is walking around town that is a red flag and should be stopped to find out where are you going what you are doing. Hamden needs right now to be a little more like East Haven or we are all in trouble here.
Hamden Tax Payer October 17, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Hamden police are doing their job. Blame the Hamden mayors for the past few years they are allowing more New Haven kids go to our schools that we pay taxes for.Hamden is becoming another New Haven because we allow it to happen. Go to the meetings and voice your opinions or we will have drugs deals and shootings to.


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