Man holds up woman at gunpoint on Christmas Eve

HAMDEN – A man robbed a 63-year-old woman at gunpoint on Christmas Eve on Whitney Avenue near Mather Street, according to police.

The woman was getting out of her car when a black man wearing dark clothing approached her, demanded her money and pulled out a gun, according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

The man then took off, heading south on Mather Street, Smith said. It wasn’t clear whether he got any money from the woman.

Officer Andrew Pheiffer is investigating the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hamden Police detective division at 203-230-4000.

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