Teenager charged with stealing woman’s car at Hamden Shopping Center

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Hamden Police vehicle.

Ben Lambert / Hearst Connecticut Media

HAMDEN — A 16-year-old boy was charged on Sunday after he ran over a woman and stole her car with two others in March, according to the Hamden Police Department.

Officers were called to Hamden Plaza on Dixwell Avenue on the afternoon of March 18 to the reported carjacking of a 74-year-old woman. The woman was placing her purchases in her car when a 16-year-old boy knocked her to the ground from behind. The woman was taken to hospital with a serious hip injury, police said, according to Hamden Police Detective Sean Dolan.

Three suspects then fled in the woman’s vehicle from the mall, Dolan said.

Through a thorough investigation, police discovered that the three suspects had arrived in a stolen vehicle. Police recovered the first stolen vehicle from the crime scene and later recovered the woman’s vehicle as well, according to Dolan.

Police charged the teenager on Sunday with first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery. He received a juvenile subpoena with a promise to appear in New Haven Superior Court on May 12.

The police department continues to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Hamden Police Department at 203-230-4000.